AIST Undergraduate Steel Scholarships in USA, 2019/20

Application Deadline:  October 30, 2018

The Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) provides 30 undergraduate scholarships. Applicants must be enrolled in a four- year undergraduate programme at an accredited North America university.

Degree Level: Undergraduate degree programme


Students in engineering technology majors can apply. Metallurgy, Material Science, Electrical, Chemical, Computer Science and Environmental.Students in engineering technology majors can apply.

Place of Study:  USA

Duration: 4 years( full-time)

Number of Scholarships: Not given


  • Premier Intern Scholarship – The top-scoring applicant of all received will be awarded the Premier Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of US$12,000 with a paid summer internship (summer preceding the scholarship).
  • Applicant must commit to a paid summer internship at a North American steel company or industry supplier and must be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Note: Upon selection, AIST will assist in internship placement; however, applicants are encouraged to seek information from steel companies at career/job events and may, at any time, accept an internship or co-op at a steel producing company or industry supplier. If an internship is self-placed by the recipient, the internship will need to be approved. Please contact AIST for approval prior to accepting a self-placed internship. Acceptance of an internship at a company not specifically related to steel manufacturing will automatically disqualify the applicant.
  • The recipient will be disqualified if he/she rescinds an accepted offer of internship from within the program.

Duration: Up to 30 one-year awards.

Eligible Countries: Applicant must be a citizen of a NAFTA country (USA, Canada, Mexico)


  • Students in the following engineering/engineering technology majors may apply: metallurgy, materials science, electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, environmental, computer science and safety.
  • Applications will be accepted from university freshmen, sophomore and junior applicants, and seniors planning to attend graduate school.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited North American university.
  • Applicant should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Application, essay and recommendation letters should express a strong interest in the iron and steel industry.
  • ​Applicant must be a citizen of a NAFTA country (USA, Canada, Mexico)


  • The following documents must be submitted with the application:
  1. A current résumé with work experience and any extracurricular activities, noting any leadership positions.
  2. An essay, not to exceed two pages in length, citing professional goals, explaining why the student is interested in a career in the steel industry, and discussing how your skills could be applied to enhance the industry.
  3. Letters of recommendation from a university professor or academic advisor familiar with your work and interest in the steel industry (minimum of two) and from an employer (optional, but recommended if the student has relevant industry work experience).  Endorsement letters should be made to the attention of the AIST Foundation Scholarship Committee. Letters must be submitted directly to
  4. A current academic transcript or other official documentation of academic standing and performance from a university.
  • Applications will be evaluated and scored as follows:  Steel Industry Interest-35%; Grades-20%; Recommendation Letters-30%; Extra-Curricular Activities-15%



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