Scholarship Committee/Get Involved

We are recruiting new members to join the ASME Scholarship Committee!

Help us to expand and evolve the work of the committee; to build and engage a network of scholarship alumnus, to help to grow the number of scholarships and to impact our young members pursuit of an engineering education and career in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology.

We provide funding for engineering students seeking a course of study in ME/MET education, who are in financial need, attending an ABET accredited program.


To promote the art and science of mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology and related technical disciplines among high-achieving students of leadership potential who are pursuing an ME or closely related Technical Certification, Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree at community colleges, colleges, universities and technical high schools.


By year 2025, the ASME Scholarship Committee seeks to:
  • Work closely with the ASME Foundation and ASME Philanthropy Committee to achieve the goal of doubling the total annual dollar value of scholarships by helping raise an additional $7,000,000 in endowed scholarship funds.​

  • To continue a rigorous selection process, in-line with donor guidance, that identifies and awards scholarships to highly deserving students of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate the potential to have a positive impact on the Society and the profession. ​

  • To develop and make visible a dynamic community of scholarship recipients and alumni who support each other and continue to contribute to the profession and the next generation of engineers.

Scholarship Committee Leadership

  • Mahesh Aggarwal, Chair, ASME Scholarship Committee
  • Luis Bocanegra, Vice Chair, ASME Scholarship Committee
  • Tom Perry, Secretary, ASME Scholarship Committee
Committee organizational chart

Member at large (MAL) positions are availalbe

Open positions (MAL descriptions)
Download the Application
How to apply
  • Click on any of the open MAL position descriptions above to determine which would best fit your experience, skills and interests.
  • Download the application, complete the application and send it by email to subject line: Applying for Scholarship MAL Position [name of the position].
Why volunteer with the scholarship committee
  • Help deserving students pursue engineering.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to engineering students.
  • Bring your creativity and ideas to the table at ASME and be part of the decision-making process.
  • Change the trajectory of an early career engineering student.
  • Opportunity to lead and improve leadership skills while building a subcommittee of volunteers working on project-like initiatives and tasks.
  • Grow your network and advocate for the next generation of engineers.
For additional details or you have questions about the open positions, please contact the committee chair Mahesh Aggarwal at
Learn more about the ASME Scholarships program.

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