Engineering Scholarships for Community College, 2-Year Technical Programs

and Associate Degree Programs with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering and MET

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.

Before you apply
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Do you need financial aid to help achieve your career goals and the next level of education?
With rising costs of education, let the ASME Foundation scholarship program be a resource to help you continue to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Who can Apply?

  • Students enrolled in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Engineering or closely related discipline at a Community College, a 2-Year Technical College or Associate Degree program can apply for ASME Scholarships.
  • Students can apply in the first semester in their second year for the following academic year.
  • Don’t meet every single requirement?  At ASME, we are dedicated to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive scholarship program. Even though you may not meet most of the requirements, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right student for our scholarship. 
Eligibility for US Students
  • Students can be enrolled part-time
  • Enrolled in an ABET accredited program or Regional accreditation by CHEA (USA) (required)
Eligibility for International Students (Studying outside the USA)
  • The ASME Student Section must be active in the local region
  • Students must be enrolled Full-time
  • Enrolled in an ABET or Regionally/Nationally accredited program


  • The Online Universal Scholarship Application is Open for Community College, 2-Year Technical Programs, and Associate Degree Programs level of study 
Application Extended Deadline Notice: 
Due to the related challenges and hardships students face and the delayed impact of the 2024-25 FAFSA data, we have extended our undergraduate applicant deadline to February 29.  We have also recently removed the FAFSA question from our application to ease your mind and encourage you to apply despite the delays. 

Undergraduate Student Applicant Deadline:

February 29, 2024
February 15, 2024  

Recommendation Deadline:

March 7, 2024
February 22, 2024 

  • By July 31: All applicants will be notified of the scholarship results.
  • By September 1: 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 and educational expenses in the next academic year.

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

Enrollment: You must be enrolled at a community college, 2-year technical college and Associate degree programs. 

Video Tutorial: ​Watch video tutorial for helpful tips to complete your application. A supplemental resource is also available.

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, Engineering Technology, or Engineering AS) Departments.

Accreditation: ASME Scholarships require enrollment in a National/Regional accredited, or substantially equivalent, engineering degree program.

Cumulative College Level GPA: Students must must have a viable transcript and GPA (grade point average) from at least one semester of post secondary education to qualify for ASME 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.


Students may demonstrate some but are not limited to 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.
    • Active participation in ASME sponsored extra-curricular activities such as E-Fest, EFx, CCEP workshops and events.
  • Leadership within the engineering academic context as demonstrated by non-ASME related activities, and a strong potential for contribution to the mechanical engineering profession identified in recommendation.
  • Outstanding humanitarian extra-curricular leadership and activities as a volunteer with another charitable organization including engineering skills.
  • High level of financial need.


For assistance in logging into your ASME Account, please contact

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


Tips for Starting an Application

  • Login to your ASME account using the e-mail address and password you usually use for your ASME account.

  • If you have misplaced your membership information, please email to resend it to you.

  • Be sure your contact info and address are 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 Universal Application button and complete the questionnaire. Once you press ‘Submit’ in the questionnaire you will be taken to the application.


The Online Universal Scholarship Application is OPEN for Community College, 2-Year Technical Programs, and Associate Degree Programs level of study for the 2024-2025 academic year, starting September 2024.

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Additional funding is available through the ASME Foundation Student Loans Program

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