TMS Scholarships

The TMS Foundation awards nearly $40,000 in scholarships annually to outstanding students studying minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering. These deserving students receive much-needed financial support that allows them to complete their undergraduate studies and to move on to advanced degrees.

Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship

Funding By: AIME (American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers)

Two $2,000 scholarships are available to graduate students majoring in the field of mineral, metals, and/or materials engineering. An additional $500 for travel expenses is available to the recipient in order to personally accept the award at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Recipients will also receive a brochure about Mr. Smith and his relationship to the mining industry. The principal aim and purpose of this scholarship fund is to further the mineral industries by affording educational opportunities in the arts and sciences pertaining to those industries, particularly by assisting worthy students in the mining, metallurgical and petroleum departments of leading colleges and universities which confer degrees in mineral engineering. The scholarship recipient is known as the Henry DeWitt Smith Scholar. This scholarship is open to graduate students.


Acta Materialia Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship

Funding By: Acta Materialia Inc.

Two $5,000 scholarships are available to undergraduate students majoring in metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering, or to undergraduate students with a significant interest in the materials area. In addition, a travel stipend of $500 per award is available for the recipients to attend the TMS Annual Meeting to formally receive the scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will receive a certificate and the scholarship funds. Awardees who attend the TMS Annual Meeting will also be provided with complimentary student registration for the meeting and a ticket to the TMS-AIME Awards Banquet.

This scholarship is supported by the generosity of Acta Materialia, Inc. and issued under the TMS Foundation.

Acta Materialia, Inc. Undergraduate Scholarships are being awarded by TMS and ASM. Material Advantage student members may only apply to this scholarship through one society each year.

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Scholarship

Supported By: TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division

One $2,500 scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years, who are majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on manufacturing from product design to production, integrating process control technology into manufacturing, and basic and applied research into key materials technologies that impact manufacturing processes. Additionally, each recipient receives up to $500 for travel expenses to attend the meeting to accept the award. Recipients are known as MPMD Scholars.


FMD Gilbert Chin Scholarship

Supported By: TMS Functional Materials Division

One $2,500 cash award is available to an undergraduate student studying subjects in relation to synthesis and processing, structure, properties, and performance of electronic, photonic, magnetic and superconducting materials as well as materials used in packaging and interconnecting such materials in device structures. An additional $500 for travel expenses will be available to the recipient to attend the TMS Annual Meeting to accept the award.


Extraction & Processing Division Scholarship

Supported By: TMS Extraction & Processing Division

Up to three $2,500 cash award scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate applicants in their sophomore or junior years, who are majoring in metallurgy, materials science, engineering, or a related field with an emphasis on extraction, materials characterization, energy, recycling and sustainability, or process modeling. Up to $500 for travel expenses to the TMS Annual Meeting to accept the award will be given to each recipient.


International Symposium on Superalloys Scholarship

Funding By: TMS Foundation and issued under the generosity of the TMS International Symposium on Superalloys Committee

Two $2,000 cash award scholarships, with up to $250 for each awardee in travel reimbursements, are available to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on all aspects of the high-temperature, high-performance materials used in the gas turbine industry and all other applications.


Light Metals Division Scholarship

Supported By: TMS Light Metals Division

One $2,500 cash award scholarship is available to undergraduate students majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on both traditional (aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, titanium, lithium, and other reactive metals) and emerging light metals (composites, laminates, etc.). The LMD student scholarship recipients must present at the LMD luncheon or submit a video for presentation if not able to attend in-person. Scholarship recipients are known as LMD Scholars. Up to $500 for travel expenses to the TMS Annual Meeting to accept the award will be given to each recipient.


Structural Materials Division Scholarship

Supported By: TMS Structural Materials Division

One $2,500 scholarship is available to undergraduate students majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on the science and engineering of load-bearing materials, including studies into the nature of a material’s physical properties based upon its microstructure and operating environment. Additionally, the scholarship recipient will be given up to $500 for travel expenses to the TMS Annual Meeting to accept his/her award.


Kaufman CALPHAD Scholarship

Supported By: CALPHAD Inc and TMS Foundation

One $1,000 scholarship is made to an undergraduate student majoring in metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering, or minerals processing/extraction programs. In addition, a travel stipend of $500 is available for the recipient to attend the TMS Annual Meeting, to formally receive the scholarship. The scholarship is established to recognize the memory of Dr. Larry Kaufman for his contributions to computational thermodynamics and its applications.


To Apply:

Be sure to read the complete listing and description of all TMS scholarships and the eligibility and application requirements. You can print the application form and recommendation form, complete it, attach the appropriate materials, and return your application by March 15 to:

TMS Student Awards Program
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 USA
Telephone: (724) 776-9000, ext. 259
Fax: (724) 776-3770
E-mail: students@tms.org