John & Elsa Gracik Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 3

Tuesday
Awarded By:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to 10 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must enroll in a mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or related baccalaureate program in the United States.
  4. Must enroll full time.
  5. Must be a college undergraduate student (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior) in the upcoming academic year.

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

Description: This award is for U.S. citizens who will be undergraduates enrolled full time in an ABET-accredited or substantially equivalent mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology or related baccalaureate program in the United States in the upcoming academic year. Students must demonstrate scholastic ability and financial need.

Application requirements for the John & Elsa Gracik Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter(s) (up to 2)
  • ASME membership
  • Financial information
Additional Information: Through the generosity of John W. Gracik, Life Member of ASME, a scholarship fund was established in 1992 in honor of his parents, John and Elsa. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABET-accredited school for the upcoming academic year. Information regarding accreditation status is available online at main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx. The award recipient will be selected on the basis of scholastic ability, demonstrated financial need, character, leadership, 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: $2,500 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 $2,500.

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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