ASME Scholarships – How to Apply

A scholarship is considered by ASME to be a grant made to a student to enable or assist the student in pursuing an educational program in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology at the undergraduate or graduate level.


Time Line

  • Early December: In opening the online application there will be a slight technical delay. Please watch this space for updates.
  • March 3: Online Scholarship Application closes.
  • By July 15: All applicants will be notified of the scholarship results.
  • By August 10: Scholarship checks for domestic students will be sent to the college or university, with checks mailed and made payable to the schools for direct payment of educational expenses. Wire transfers for non-US students will also be paid directly to the educational institution. No money will be issued to students.

Before You Apply...

Things you should know

Apply Annually: ASME Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible ASME Student Members.

Membership Required: You must be a current ASME student member in good standing (for login to the ASME online scholarship application). Click here to Join ASME or to Renew your dues.

Money for Next-Year Education: ASME Scholarships are used for upcoming studies educational expenses in the next academic year.

Program of Study: Mechanical Engineering (ME), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), or closely related engineering studies.

Enrollment: You must be enrolled full-time at a community college, college, or university.

ME/MET Major Scope: For your major to qualify as closely related to a Mechanical Engineering major, you must be taking at least 25% of your credits each semester in courses from the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Accreditation: ASME Scholarships require enrollment in an ABET* accredited, or substantially equivalent, engineering degree program (see below).

Cumulative College Level GPA: 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 for this group of scholarships.

Universal Application: Many ASME Scholarships have specific eligibility requirements, however, when you complete the online application you will be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify.

Priority may be given to students who demonstrate the following:

Strong ASME leadership role and participation with ASME extra-curricular activities such as holding office in the ASME Student Section or on an ASME committee.

Leadership within the engineering academic context specified above, and a strong potential for contribution to the mechanical engineering profession identified in a recommendation letter.

Outstanding humanitarian extra-curricular leadership and activities as a volunteer with another charitable organization using mechanical engineering skills.

High level of financial need.

Note for applicants from outside the United States:

Global indicates that the scholarship has no citizenship or geographic requirements. These scholarships are available to student members studying in the United States who are from other countries. Please see the Complete Scholarship List (PDF) and note the list of ASME Scholarships available to students outside the United States.

Scholarship money for non-US students will be sent by wire transfer to your university bank account in your name and you will need to consult your tax advisor regarding your obligation for possible taxes due on that money.

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.)
 

Troubleshooting

For assistance in logging into your ASME Account, please contact CustomerCare@asme.org.

For further assistance navigating your home page or the application, please contact ASME.University@applyISTS.org or call toll free (U.S. applicants only) 855.276.3734.

Tips for Starting an Application

  • Login to the your ASME account using the e-mail address with and password you usually use for your ASME account.
  • If you have misplaced your membership information, please email CustomerCare@asme.org to resend it to you.
  • Be sure your contact info and address is up to date in the ASME database via ASME Customer Care before opening a new application (before you click Apply).
  • Once you have logged in, you will be taken to your home page. Click the Create New Undergraduate/Graduate Application button and complete the questionnaire. Once you press ‘Submit’ in the questionnaire you will be taken to the application.

Apply

The online scholarship application is only open from early December to March 1 (scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year)

  • Early December: In opening the online application there will be a slight technical delay. Please watch this space for updates.
  • March 3: Online Scholarship Application closes.
  • By July 15: All applicants will be notified of the scholarship results.
  • By September 1: Scholarship checks for domestic students will be sent to scholarship winners, with checks mailed and made payable to the college or university for direct payment of educational expenses. Wire transfers for non-US students will also be paid directly to the educational institution. No money will be issued to students.
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