APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15
To recognize students whose FIRST experience has inspired an interest in pursuing an engineering career, the ASME Auxiliary will award multiple $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors active on a FIRST FTC or a FIRST FRC team, who are nominated by an ASME member, ASME Auxiliary member, or ASME student member who are also active with FIRST. This award will be for the first year of study (non-renewable) in an accredited* Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology program.
Nomination and Student Eligibility
Members of ASME, including ASME Auxiliary members and student members, may nominate no more than one student each. Students must be:
- Graduating high school seniors active on a FIRST FTC or FRC team
- Planning to enroll full-time in an ABET-accredited or substantially equivalent* mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology program, no later than the fall after their senior year in high school.
Applicants must complete an online Auxiliary Lucy and Charles W. E. Clarke Scholarship Application Form. You will need the following items to upload into your application.
- A Nomination Letter from your nominator who shall be an ASME member, ASME Auxiliary member, or ASME student member who is current with their ASME membership and dues. The Nominator shall attest to the student's technical, creative and leadership contributions to the FIRST team;
- Resume with GPA information and a list of school and extracurricular activities;
- Transcript with first semester GPA or Grade Percentage;
- School Grading Profile
- Financial Data – A list of resource and expenses will be required. and
- Letter of Support – This letter shall not be written by your nominator, parent and/or relative. The letter shall attest to the student's technical, creative and leadership contributions to the FIRST Team.
Scholarship checks shall be disbursed starting in mid-August and shall be payable directly to the student's educational institution. Checks may not be payable directly to the student.
Your online application should be submitted and received no later than March 15, 2017. The winners will be announced via an email to all applicants by April 15, 2017.
If you have any questions please contact RuthAnn Bigley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.591.7650
ASME and FIRST
ASME has promoted FIRST widely since 1996, when the two organizations signed an agreement of affiliation. ASME is a 125,000 member professional organization,
active for more than a century in supporting the profession of engineering through establishing codes and standards, publishing technical journals, participating
in educational accreditation, and hosting seminars and conferences. ASME is committed to promoting technological literacy, and supports FIRST as an outstanding
means for engineers to be positively involved with young people and promote hands-on understanding of engineering.
* The college the student is planning to attend must have a Mechanical Engineering (ME) or Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program accredited
by the Accreditation Board on Engineering Technology (ABET). Questions about whether a given program has received this accreditation may be answered by
the college or university, or by checking listings on the ABET website (www.abet.org) or, for non-listed programs, contacting ASME.
Click here to read how the Shumaker Brothers are "Paying it Forward" thanks to their Lucy and Charles W. E. Clarke Scholarship
ASME Auxiliary Scholarship Winners for the 2016-17 Academic Year
LUCY AND CHARLES W.E. CLARKE SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)
||North Carolina State University
||George Washington University
||Oklahoma State University
||University of Nevada, Las Vegas
||University of Maryland, Baltimore County
||UMichigan Technological University
||South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
|September St. John
||Oregon State University
||Montana State University