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Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Science Memorial Scholarship
Deadline to apply: April 13, 2023 3:00 pm CT

Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in a  chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical or metallurgical engineering program at an accredited, bona fide four-year college or university.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Science Memorial Scholarship program must:

  • Be high school seniors or current undergraduate or graduate students
  • Be citizens of Canada, Mexico or the United States
  • Be full-time students who are majoring in chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical or metallurgical engineering at an accredited, bona fide four-year college or university (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Be willing to complete an internship following receiving the award and give preference to FIA member companies.
  • If an internship with an FIA member cannot be found, other industry related internships will be considered.

In addition to this program, applicants may also apply to both the Charles W. Finkl Fund Scholarship and the Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship, but are only eligible to receive one award. In the event an applicant would be a potential recipient of more than one award, the order of preference is as follows:

  1. Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Science Scholarship
  2. Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship
  3. Charles W. Finkl Fund Scholarship

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount of $2,500 . Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. Awards are issued in United States dollars (USD).

Awards are renewable for one (1) additional year if the recipient meets the following requirements:

  • Continued full-time enrollment in one of the eligible fields of study
  • Maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Be willing to complete an internship following receiving the award and give preference to FIA member companies.
  • If an internship with an FIA member cannot be found, other industry related internships will be considered.

Awards are for high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Science Memorial Scholarship payments on behalf of FIERF. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of :

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • A short-essay response detailing any industry or work-related experiences that have impacted you
  • An online recommendation.

Scholarship America will select up to 75 finalists and FIERF will select up to 10 recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision of FIERF and Scholarship America as final.

Financial need is not considered.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 18, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

How to Donate
To make a contribution to the Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Science Scholarship Program, contact the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation at 216.781.6260, donate by credit card here or send your contribution to:

Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation
6363 Oak Tree Blvd
Independence OH 44131

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