Material Advantage

AIST Scholarships

AIST scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to talented and dedicated students to encourage them to pursue careers within iron and steel-related industries.

AIST’s scholarships are grouped in four main categories, some offering opportunities for internships. Please visit each scholarship page to find out more information, including scholarship award amounts, guidelines and applications.

Recipients will receive a complimentary student membership in AIST (Material Advantage) for each year they receive a scholarship.

Steel Intern Scholarships

Includes a US$6,000 in scholarship funding and PAID summer internship at a steel-producing company. Full-time students studying engineering, computer science, safety, data science or other related fields are welcome to apply. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico.


Member Chapter Scholarships

AIST’s 21 Local Member Chapters account for more than 43 scholarships issued on an annual basis to qualified individuals within their local regions. Scholarship qualification is based on where the student lives and the location of the university. Deadlines and scholarship amounts vary.


Don B. Daily Safety Steel Intern Scholarship

To complement the Don B. Daily Safety Grant, the Don B. Daily Safety Steel Intern Scholarship provides an opportunity for North American university students studying safety and health to submit an application for a scholarship preceded by a paid summer internship within the steel manufacturing industry.


AIST Endowment Scholarships

Endowment scholarships are funded through AIST donations but are awarded and administered by each individual university based on individual need.


Lewis E. and Elizabeth W. Young Scholarships

Typically, $500 to $2,000 scholarships for mining, metallurgical, or petroleum engineering or materials science undergraduate students in the Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Virginia areas. These scholarships are administered by the Women’s Auxiliary to the AIME (WAAIME), a division under AIME Member Society, SME.