February 21, 2013

ASME Scholarships and Loans for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Engineering Students

ASME Scholarships and Loans for International Engineering Students

Course(s) Offered: Engineering
Course Level: Undergraduate (college, university), Postgraduate
Provider: ASME
Country to Study in: Global

Scholarship Description
ASME Scholarship & Loans, established in 1923 and incorporated as a charitable non-profit organization in 1977, establishes and supports funding to students of mechanical engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. It also supports the objectives of ASME to promote the advancement of the art, science and practice of mechanical engineering.

ASME Scholarship & Loans seeks to establish Educational Funds for the purpose of assisting worthy students in the study of Mechanical Engineering and associated graduate work.

ASME wishes to promote, independently or in conjunction with the society, the advancement of the art and science of Mechanical Engineering and the dissemination to engineers, and the general public, of advances and new developments in Mechanical Engineering.

Students can apply for scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Selection is based on academic performance, character, need and ASME participation.

At a glance:
  • ASME Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible ASME Student Members.
  • ASME Scholarships are intended to assist with upcoming studies in the next academic year. Students must begin such studies by January 30 of the academic year.
  • To be eligible, you must be a community college, college, or university student who is enrolled full-time in Mechanical Engineering (ME) or Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) studies.
  • Students must have established their grade point average (GPA) in their degree programs to qualify for ASME Scholarships. If you have not yet established a GPA at the college level, you are not yet eligible.
  • You must be a current ASME student member to login to the online application system. Click here to join ASME or to renew your membership.
  • All ASME Scholarships have specific eligibility requirements.
  • ASME Scholarships require enrollment in an ABET* accredited, or substantially equivalent, engineering degree program (see below).
  • ASME has one online application for all the ASME Scholarships, and you will be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify. To apply for most ASME Scholarships, please complete this online application form during the application cycle from January 6 thru April 1. The exceptions that require other forms include:
    • ASME-ASME Auxiliary FIRST Clarke Scholarship
    • Allen J. Baldwin Scholarship
    • Berna Lou Cartwright Scholarship
    • Sylvia W. Farny Scholarship
    • Agnes Malakate Kezios Scholarship
    • Elisabeth M. And Winchell M. Parsons Scholarship
    • Marjorie Roy Rothermel Scholarship
    • Charles B. Scharp Scholarship
NOTE that it is necessary to visit the ASME official site for the full list of global scholarships available to ASME Student Members (link found below).

Eligible groups
Eligible ASME Student Members from any country of the world who meet the 'Eligibility' above can apply

Participating Institutions
All accredited Schools of Engineering

Fields of study
Any ABET* accredited, or substantially equivalent, engineering degree program

ABET Accreditation Equivalency:
While you do not need to be studying within the United States to be eligible for many of the ASME Scholarships, you must be enrolled in the upcoming academic year at an ABET-accredited (or equivalent) engineering degree program, or be studying at a university recognized by the Washington Accord countries, or one with an equivalent Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). (No further information about which institutes are accredited will be available by contacting ASME.)
Number of awards
Not specified by the scholarship provider

Sponsorship duration
Awards are for the whole duration of the program

Scholarship benefits
ASME undergraduate or graduate student members worldwide are eligible for academic scholarships, with total funding of $223,500 a year typically made possible through the ASME Foundation.

Method of Application
ASME student members can apply for most ASME scholarships using the ASME Online Scholarship Application.

In brief:
  • You must be a current ASME student member to login to the ASME Online Scholarship Application system. Click here to join ASME or renew your dues.
  • If you haven't received or have forgotten your ASME student member number, please request it at CustomerCare@asme.org or call 1-800-THE-ASME (1-800-843-2763).
  • All application information should be mailed as indicated to the address below
It is recommended that you follow-up until every item is checked off the “checklist” below. Practice your “polite persistence.”

It is essential that you visit the official website for a complete and detailed instruction on list of available ASME scholarships and application procedures.

Note for applicants from outside the United States:
Global indicates that the scholarship has no citizenship or geographic requirements.

Several scholarships are available to students studying in the United States who are from other countries. In addition:
  • Fulbright students from outside the United States who are in graduate studies are eligible to apply for the ASME Auxiliary-Rice Cullimore Scholarship.
  • Virginia Tech College of Engineering graduate students from outside the United States are eligible to apply for the ASME/Virginia Tech Memorial Scholarship.
  • Students studying in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are also eligible for student loans.
  • The ASME Online Scholarship Application will go live every year on January 6 and will only remain open until March 1, when it will become unavailable. Students must reapply each year to be reconsidered.
  • This scholarship application must be completed and all corresponding information postmarked (or e-mailed) by March 1. (Corresponding information includes official transcripts and recommendation letters.)
  • All applicants will be notified of the scholarship results between June 15 and June 30.
  • Scholarship money will be sent to scholarship winners by the end of August.
Beth Lefever
ASME Centers Administrator
Three Park Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10016-5990

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March every year
Open to International students: Yes

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