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  2000-2001 Scholarship Winners
   
 
   
 

Innovative ideas must come from the new generation of students. Accordingly, the Foundation awards college scholarships, available in the United States and Canada, to provide these students a helping hand. In fact, over $36,000 is allotted annually for undergraduate students. Most awards are renewable for four years of education. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2001-2002 academic year.

Also, AISE has established memorial funds for annual grants to students at Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Please contact these schools for additional information.

Applications or questions pertaining to AISE scholarships may be addressed to the respective District Section Secretary, college or the National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC).

General questions about AISE Scholarships may be emailed to: foundation or contact The AISE Steel Foundation at:

Three Gateway Center, Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1004
 
 
   
 

National Merit Scholarship

This scholarship program, established by the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers for sons and daughters of AISE members, was transferred to the Steel Foundation. The annual Merit Scholarship competition is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), an independent, nonprofit organization. The purpose of the program is to identify and honor exceptionally able high school students. All aspects of the selection of winners and the administration of the awards are handled by NMSC.
  Only high school students who are sons and daughters of AISE members can compete for these scholarships. Such students must also meet the requirements for participation in the Merit Program that are published in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin that is updated annually and distributed through the high schools.
  To participate in the 2002-2003 program, the student must take a qualifying test, the PSAT/NMSQT, in Oct. 2000 during the third (junior) year in high school. Students who are accelerating their high school studies should refer to the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin (or contact NMSC) about when to take the test. A participant must also be a U.S. citizen; or, if not now a citizen, a permanent U.S. resident (or have applied for permanent residency) in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
  Students who are unable to take the Oct. 2000 PSAT/NMSQT due to illness or other emergency may obtain alternate testing instructions no later than March 1, 2001, by writing to: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Attn: Educational Services, 1560 Sherman Ave., Suite 200, Evanston, IL 60201-4897.
  All 2001-2002 Steel Foundation Merit Scholarship finalists will be chosen from a group of semifinalists on the basis of their 1999 PSAT/NMSQT test score. In Sept. 2000 NMSC notified students who were named as semifinalists for the 2001 National Merit Program. These students and their high school principals must complete applications that include biographical and academic information to be filed with NMSC. Scholarship winners will be chosen on a competitive basis and without regard to family financial circumstances. An NMSC committee will choose the winners by evaluating each eligible student's academic record throughout high school, qualities of recommendation of the candidate, and the student's self-description of interests and goals.
  Since the program is for children of eligible AISE members, a self-identification procedure has been adopted whereby Merit Program semifinalists report this information to the Steel Foundation.
  Association (AISE) members whose children qualify and are announced as semifinalists in the 2001 National Merit Scholarship program must report this information immediately to the Steel Foundation. Include in the notification to the Foundation the name of the parent who is a member of the AISE. After receipt of this notification, the Steel Foundation will verify that the parent is a member and send the names of the candidates eligible for scholarships to NMSC. Winners in the scholarship competition will be chosen by NMSC and notified in March 2001.
  Questions regarding all phases of the competition, including the selection of winners and payment of Merit Scholarship stipends, are handled for the Steel Foundation by National Merit Scholarship Corp., 1560 Sherman Ave., Suite 200, Evanston, IL 60201-4897.
  Each Steel Foundation Merit Scholarship is awarded annually for up to four years of college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first. The winner's annual stipend will not be affected by other scholarship aid, or by an approved change in college.
  The formal scholarship offer sent to the winners by NMSC specifies terms for acceptance of the award.

 
 
   
 

David H. Samson Canadian Scholarship

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This award, valued at US$1500/academic year, is available each year for a maximum of four consecutive years or until graduation, whichever occurs first. High school students are eligible to compete who, at the time of application, are the children (natural, adopted or ward) of a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who is a member of the AISE. The student must be accepted in an eligible full-time course at an accredited Canadian university or college.
  One scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who will be studying engineering. If there is no applicant in engineering, the award will be made to a student studying chemistry, geology, mathematics or physics. The scholarship may be awarded to a student entering a community college if there is no eligible student entering an accredited university.
  The Scholarship Award Committee may, at its discretion, make the award available to a previous applicant entering second or third year at a Canadian university or community college if there is no eligible student entering first year at a Canadian university or community college during the academic year in which the award is being made. Additional information may be obtained from the Niagara Secretary Emeritus.

 
 
   
 

Baltimore Founders Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $1000, is available each year. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievements in engineering and science subjects to a student who will be or currently is studying engineering or a science. If there is no applicant in engineering or the sciences, the award will be made to an eligible student studying another field related to iron and steel production. Consideration will also be given to extracurricular activities and the student's statements. The student must be accepted in an eligible course at an accredited college or university. The award will be made without regard to financial need.

Applications may be obtained from the section secretary.

 
 
   
 

Canton Alfred B. Glossbrenner and
John Klusch Scholarships

Two scholarships, valued at $2000 each, are available each year.
     Recipients will be the children of Canton District Section members.
     A. B. Glossbrenner was the Founding Chairman of the Canton District Section (1958) and was National President of the AISE in 1981.
     The John Klusch Scholarship was established in Nov. 1996 in honor of John Klusch, Co-founder of East Ohio Machinery. He was Secretary for the Canton District Section from 1961-1998.

Additional information may be obtained from the section secretary.

 
 
   
 

Chicago District Section Scholarships

Guidelines, Rules and 2000-2001 Application

The objective of this scholarship is to reward area students and encourage them to prepare for a career in engineering, metallurgy or the physical sciences by providing an annual $1000 grant of financial support for each of the student's four years of attendance at an accredited university or college.
  One scholarship is available in honor of Betty McKern, who served the Chicago District Section for many years. As with the original program, this scholarship is available to a student for each of his/her four years of attendance at an accredited university or college.
  Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the scholarship committee.

Additional information may be obtained from the section secretary.

 
 
   
 

Detroit District Section Scholarship

A four-year scholarship valued at $2500 is available each year.

Applications may be obtained from the section secretary.

 
 
   
 

Northwest District Section Scholarships

Two scholarships, valued at $1000 each, are available each year.

Applications may be obtained from the section secretary.

 
 
   
 

Ohio Valley District Section Scholarships

Two four-year scholarships, valued at $1000 for each of the recipients, are available to students who are dependents of Ohio Valley District Section members, or who are Junior Members and will be pursuing an education in engineering, metallurgy, physical science, computer technology or an engineering technology field.

Additional information may be obtained from the section secretary.     

 
 
   
 

Pittsburgh District Section Scholarships

Guidelines, Rules and Application

Two scholarships, valued at $2500 each, are available to the children, grandchildren or spouse of Pittsburgh District Section members. Awards will be made to area high school seniors or currently enrolled undergraduate students preparing for a career in engineering or metallurgy. If there are no applicants in those areas, the awards will be given to eligible students in other majors relating to iron and steel production.

Additional information may be obtained from the section secretary.

 
 
   
 

T. J. Ess Memorial Scholarship Fund

T.J. Ess Memorial Scholarship Fund—In 1972, the Association established a scholarship fund at Carnegie Mellon University in memory of T. J. Ess, AISE managing director from 1946 to 1968. Basically, this fund, in the amount of US$3000/year, is available to sons or daughters of employees of companies engaged in primary steel production. The recipients must be enrolled in or plan to pursue an engineering course of study. It is administered entirely by Carnegie Mellon University.

 
 
   
 

AISE Farrington Memorial Fund

This grant of US$50,000 to Rose Hulman Institute of Technology was made by AISE in 1965 in honor of James Farrington, first President of the Association. The yearly return from the invested funds is used as determined by the Institute.

 
 
   
 

AISE Madsen Scholarship Fund

In 1966, a US$50,000 grant was given by AISE to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in memory of I. E. Madsen, AISE Research and Standards Engineer from 1945 to 1965. The income from this fund is administered by the Institute and used to support one or more undergraduate students with preference to those enrolled in the school of engineering.

 
 
   
 

AISE Morrow Scholarship Fund

A grant of US$50,000 was made in 1966 to the University of Pennsylvania in honor of Linn O. Morrow, who served as Secretary of the Philadelphia District Section for 50 years. Income from the fund is administered by the University and used for engineering scholarships.

 
   
 
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