The top-scoring applicant of all received will be awarded the Premier Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of $12,000 with a paid summer internship (summer preceding the scholarship). Applicant must commit to a paid summer internship at a North American steel-related company and must be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico, and may need to relocate for the internship period. 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 pre-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.
Applicants should be students majoring in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, data science, safety or industrial hygiene programs. Applications will be accepted from university freshmen, sophomore and junior applicants, and university seniors planning to attend graduate school. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate (minimum of 12 credits) or graduate program (minimum of 8 credits) at an accredited North American university. An applicant working full-time does not qualify. Applicant should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Application, essay and recommendation letter should express a strong interest in the iron and steel industry. Applicant must be a citizen of an USMCA country (USA, Canada, Mexico).