“Ferrous Metalurgy Education Today”
Washington, DC— The American Iron and Steel
Institute (AISI) and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology
Foundation (AIST Foundation) have announced to students interested
in a career in metallurgy or materials science that applications
for the second year of FeMET Scholarships are being accepted now
through April 18, 2006.
Its three goals are to encourage more students
to choose metallurgy or materials science as their field of study;
to recruit more of such graduates into the steel industry; and
to increase the number of professors knowledgeable in steel in
North American universities.
Each scholarship includes $5,000 for the scholar’s
junior year, a paid summer internship with a North American steel
company and $5,000 for their senior year tuition.
It is the program’s goal that this scholarship
and summer internship provides an incentive for students to become
involved in the steel industry. As a result, students entering
the program are ensured a two-year commitment by the program,
provided a satisfactory performance by the student both academically
and in their internship.
Instructions for applying are found on the AISI
and AIST Foundation websites, www.steel.org and www.aist.org,
respectively. The application deadline is April 18, 2006.