Bert Krisher Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created through a generous gift by the Materials Technology Institute (MTI) to stimulate outstanding students to pursue careers in the area of Materials Engineering in the Process Industries.


For this purpose, Materials Engineering includes evaluation and selection of metallic, non-metallic and polymeric materials, corrosion control, optimal design, mechanical integrity, fitness-for-service, life cycle evaluation, and economic factors affecting performance of process equipment. Chemical Processing Industries broadly include chemicals manufacturing, petroleum processing, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, paper manufacturing and other related processing industries; or industries such as materials producers and fabricators, which support the CPI.

MTI is a not-for-profit technology development organization focused on both developing new technology and transferring existing knowledge to day-to-day practice. Through MTI, member companies can access solutions to nonproprietary problems to increase plant integrity, reliability and profitability. MTI sponsors projects and studies that are conducted on the selection, design, fabrication, testing, inspection and performance of materials of construction used in the process industries.

Eligibility to apply for this scholarship is open to any full-time college or university undergraduate or post-graduate student who is enrolled at any accredited college or university in North America or Europe who demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career in the area of materials engineering in the process industries. Candidate selection will include consideration of demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Process Industries through enrollment in relevant programs (materials engineering, materials science, corrosion engineering, etc.), academic achievement, work experience, personal and professional activities, letters of recommendation and relevant coursework (completed or scheduled).

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