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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.

Award:
A one-time award of $1,000 per student. Approximately 10 scholarships are presented annually.


Presentation:
Students are recognized at the National Student Conference Awards Ceremony each year.

Instructions:


Rules and criteria governing this award:

  • Previous recipients of this scholarship are eligible to reapply.
  • Applicants shall be required to be undergraduates in chemical engineering during the 2011-2012 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. Candidates who receive the scholarship are expected to join their college’s AIChE Student Chapter.

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:

  • The applicant’s academic record, minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • The applicant’s participation in AIChE student chapter, and professional or civic activities as outlined in the chapter advisor’s, department chair’s, or other faculty member’s evaluation in his/her letter of nomination.
  • Applicant’s career objectives and plans as outlined in his/her career essay.
  • The applicant’s financial need as outlined in his/her list of financial resources for educational support.
  • Individual awards for the full academic year will be $1,000. Awards will be announced by August/September 2011, and payment disbursed to each winner upon receipt of a copy of the proof of 2011 fall-semester college registration. No award will be sent after December 2011.
  • In addition to this award, The Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award that consists of a plaque and $1,500.00 honorarium may be awarded to eligible applicants. No separate application form is required for that award.

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:

  • A completed application form submitted online (only one submission per applicant).
  • A career essay not to exceed 300 words outlining the following:
  • Immediate plans after graduation and area(s) of chemical engineering of most interest.
    • Long-range career objectives
    • Unofficial copy of student transcript

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

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