Mid-Michigan AIChE Scholarship Information
The Mid-Michigan section of AIChE is pleased to offer an exciting scholarship opportunity to students in the Tri-Cities area. The purpose of this award is to promote the vision of the AIChE by offering financial support to students who wish to study and ultimately become professionals in the field of chemical engineering.
General Description:† A $2000 scholarship awarded over 4 years to a graduating high school senior who plans to study chemical engineering at an accredited university or college. The scholarship will reward past academic performance as well as school and community involvement; it is not strictly based on financial need. It is intended for a student who has demonstrated a high proficiency in core academic courses and who has a high probability of success at obtaining a chemical engineering degree and becoming a practicing engineer.
Eligibility:†The scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors in Mid-Michiganís Tri-City area and neighboring counties who are interested in chemical engineering and have intentions of entering an accredited engineering curriculum. If you are not enrolling in a 4-year institution with an accredited chemical engineering program, we ask that you demonstrate that your alternative program has been designed to result in a ChE degree from an accredited institution
Students can submit their application via the Web-based submission form. Letters of recommendation and transcripts may be sent via surface mail to:
AIChE Mid-Michigan Section
To fax or email documentation, send to:
Please e-mail or call Maxine when mailing any document via surface mail to confirm the mailing and help guard against lost documentation.
Information Not Required: It is not required that applicants divulge detailed information regarding family/personal finances, gender, race, religious affiliation, or any personal information not specifically asked for on the application. A few general questions regarding general financial status will be required.
Your Web-based application, letter(s) of recommendation, and transcripts must be RECEIVED by Friday, April 18th, 2014. Judging will take place the following week. Late applications will not be able to be evaluated. We do our best to evaluate everything we receive.
Entries will be judged by a team of local members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers based on all the information submitted. Selection criteria used will include: application quality and completeness, essay answer thoughtfulness and completeness, quality of recommendation letters, and assessed probability of the applicant successfully obtaining a chemical engineering degree and becoming a practicing engineer.
The award recipients will be notified in late April and will be invited to attend an AIChE dinner meeting in mid-May for presentation of awards.
If you have any questions about the application requirements, please contact committee chair Maxine Cottrell at the phone number or e-mail above.
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Requirements Upon Receiving Award:† Award payments will be made directly to the recipient and are to be used at the recipientís discretion. There will be no requirements placed on how the scholarship is to be spent. Prior to receiving any funds, the award recipient will be required to submit their social security number to Mid-Michigan AIChE for tax purposes, show proof of high school graduation, and proof that they have been accepted and are enrolled in a chemical engineering curriculum at an accredited university or college.Award recipients will be eligible to renew their award each academic year, for a maximum of 4 years. Renewal is contingent upon continued enrollment in a chemical engineering curriculum and upon maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average as defined by the AIChE committee (currently 2.5/4.0). Students who choose to enter a co-op work/study program will be eligible to renew their scholarship as they reach each successive undergraduate class standing (Soph, Jr, Sr) as opposed to calendar year.
Disclaimers:† This scholarship will be awarded annually at the sole discretion of the Mid-Michigan chapter of the AIChE. There is no guarantee that a previous recipient will automatically have their scholarship renewed the following year, even if the minimum eligibility requirements have been met. The Mid-Michigan Chapter of AIChE reserves the right to discontinue or modify this scholarship program at any time.