ASME/Virginia Tech Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 3

Tuesday
Awarded By:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must study mechanical engineering.
  3. Must be enrolled at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) at the time the award is granted.
  4. Must be a current graduate student (master's or Ph.D.).
  5. Must be enrolled full time.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. graduate students enrolled at the Virginia Institute of Technology are eligible for this award. Students must be studying mechanical engineering.

Application requirements for the ASME/Virginia Tech Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter(s) (up to 2)
  • ASME membership
  • Financial information
Additional Information: To create an ongoing remembrance of the April 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech, this endowed memorial scholarship was funded by gifts of all sizes from all parts of ASME, including the ASME Board of Governors, Divisions, Institutes, Sections, ASME members, staff, and friends. Applicants must have established a grade point average in their degree programs to qualify. If applicants have not established a grade point average at the college level, they are not eligible to apply. The award recipient will be selected on the basis of scholastic ability and potential contribution to the mechanical engineering profession. All applicants will be notified of the scholarship results between June 15 and July 1. Scholarship money will be sent to scholarship winners by the end of August.

Award Amount: $4,000 annually, non-renewable. Scholarship awardees from past years will not be selected to receive additional scholarships. Students must apply again each year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 3

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 3

Applications are available on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) website. Please note: The applicant must be an ASME student member in good standing at time of application. If the applicant is not currently an ASME member, he/she can become a member before applying. Membership information is available online on the ASME website. The applicant must use his/her email address and ASME member number to access the online application. Issues regarding his/her ASME membership should be directed to [email protected] In addition to the online application, the student must submit the following materials: proof from his/her school that he/she is accepted and enrolled (if applicant will be in the first year at a new school); official transcripts from all past engineering study (uploaded into application); financial information, to include his/her anticipated resources and expenses from July 1 of the current year to June 30 of the next year; an essay describing his/her personal interest and goals in engineering, contributions to the profession, participation and/or achievement in professional societies and school/community groups, and any other relevant facts; and a maximum of two letters of recommendation from faculty members, professors, or supervising engineers who can comment on his/her character, engineering involvement, and potential for leadership or significant contributions to the profession (uploaded into application). The student need only submit one application to be considered for all scholarships for which he/she is eligible. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Beth Lefever
Address: 2 Park Ave. New York, New York 10016

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