The AIChE Minority Scholarship Award is presented to 10 AIChE national undergraduate student members annually. Applicants shall be required to be undergraduates in chemical engineering during the current academic year and be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native.
Applicants who will complete the chemical engineering baccalaureate degree requirements in mid-academic year (i.e., after one semester of one or two quarters), if successful, will receive prorated awards. In addition to this award, The Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, which consists of a certificate and honorarium, may be awarded to eligible applicants. No separate application form is required for that award.
A one-time award of $1,000 per student. Approximately 10 scholarships are presented annually.
Students are recognized at the National Student Conference Awards Ceremony each year.
Rules and criteria governing this award:
For AIChE student membership information, call 1-800-242-4363 and request an application packet.
Selection of winners will be based on the following criteria:
Instructions for submitting an application:
A complete application for the AIChE Minority Scholarship Award will contain a copy of each of the following items (each letter should contain an original signature to be scanned and uploaded). All applications are submitted online.
From the student:
From the college financial aid office:
A letter indicating that the student is eligible for financial aid based on their records.
A letter of recommendation from the AIChE student chapter advisor, department chair, or chemical engineering faculty member containing, but not limited to, the following:
Verification of nominee’s GPA and projected completion date.
An evaluation of the student’s academic performance and participation in AIChE and other professional or civic activities.
Confirmation of minority group of student.
Official copy of student transcript sent (by the school) to AIChE