ASME International Gas Turbine Institute to Hold Training Program for Engineers

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 – The ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) has announced a scholarship program that will provide up to ten $2000 (USD) scholarships each year to qualified students.

To be considered for a scholarship, a student of high academic standing must be enrolled at an accredited college or university (U.S. or international) that has a gas turbine program or related content within its engineering curriculum.

The application deadline for the 2011 Student Scholarship Program is May 15, 2011.  Recipients of the scholarships will be notified in September 2011, with funding awarded in October.

IGTI through the years has provided more than one million dollars in academic scholarships.  In addition to the program announced today, the institute awards a $4,000 scholarship to a student member of ASME who shows superior academic performance combined with a demonstrated interest in the areas of gas turbines, propulsion technology, or turbomachinery.

IGTI, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., supports the exchange of information focused on improving the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of gas turbines, turbomachinery, and related equipment.

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