Other Opportunities

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.

The fellowship builds a community of talented and committed doctoral students, program alumni, DOE laboratory staff and university researchers who share a common goal to further their science while advancing national defense. The friendships and connections fellows make in the program continue to benefit them throughout their careers.

The fellowship includes a 12-week research practicum at one of DOE’s national defense laboratories: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory or Sandia National Laboratories (California or New Mexico).

The DOE NNSA SSGF is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. Those eligible to apply include senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

DOE NNSA SSGF recipients must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an accredited U.S. college or university and must study and research within the fellowship’s goals. During the summer, fellows should conduct full-time research related to completing their degree, enroll in classes or take a practicum assignment at one of the DOE NNSA laboratories.

This equal opportunity program is open to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability or national origin.

Benefits include: $36,000 yearly stipend, $1,000 yearly academic allowance, payment of full tuition and fees, yearly program review, renewable up to four years.

Online applications are due each January. For further information and to apply, visit the DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship website.

FIERF Charles W. Finkl Scholarship Program

Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF) is a charitable organization supporting the North American forging industry through technology development and education.

Each year the Foundation awards up to twenty $4000 scholarships to chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical or metallurgical engineering majors entering their junior year in university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above.

Scholarships are given over two years ($2000 in the junior year; $2000 in the senior year). Students must remain in an eligible major and maintain a 2.75 GPA to continue to receive the award in the second year.

Visit the FIERF Charles W. Finkl Scholarship Program website for more details. Applications will be available February 1st for the academic year and are due each April.

The Refractories Institute Scholarship Program

The member companies of The Refractories Institute (TRI) have established an academic scholarship program to support qualified students enrolled in degree programs who have exhibited an interest in refractory manufacturing through course work or other activities, and who might be considering a career in the refractory industry. TRI will award a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit and the applicant’s demonstrated experience and interest in the field of refractories.

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of one time grants of $5,000 each, based on the review of applications and the judgement of the TRI Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors. Previous TRI Scholarship recipients are not eligible for further consideration.

Applications are due each April. For more information and to apply, visit The Refractories Institute’s TRI Scholarships web page.

H.H. Harris Foundation Scholarship

The H.H. Harris Foundation was established pursuant to the terms of the last will of Henry Hickman Harris for the purpose of providing scholarships and other forms of educational aid to students and professionals in the metallurgical and casting of metals field who are U.S. citizens. The foundation members meet annually to make awards during June.

Applications for scholarships with two letters of reference are due each May. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Download the H.H. Harris Foundation Scholarship application (pdf).

Travers Tool Company – Metalworking Scholarship

Travers Tool announces the Metalworking Student Scholarship, which offers $1,000 in tools for students enrolled in metalworking programs at vocational, technical schools, community colleges or universities. As your metalworking experts, Travers Tool is thrilled to sponsor the industry’s next generation of machinists.

This opportunity is open to High School seniors, undergraduates, as well as graduate students. For complete eligibility and application criteria, please visit the Travers Tool Company’s Metalworking Student Scholarship web page. Applications are due each December.