ASME Auxiliary
Lucy and Charles W. E. Clarke Scholarship

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.

 

Nomination Requirements

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 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 by answering questions on the application;
  • Resume with GPA information and a list of school and extracurricular activities;
  • Transcript with first semester GPA or Grade Percentage;
  • School Grading Profile
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report
  • Financial Data – A list of resource and expenses will be required. and
  • A Recommender shall not be your nominator, parent and/or relative. The letter recommender shall attest to the student's technical, creative and leadership contributions to the FIRST Team by answering questions on the application.

Check Disbursement
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.

Submission Requirement

Your online application should be submitted and received no later than March 15, 2019. The winners will be announced via an email to all applicants by April 25, 2019. If you have any questions please contact RuthAnn Bigley at bigleyr@asme.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 2017-18 Academic Year

Michael Abagon Illinois Institute of Technology
Joy Arnold Arizona State University
Sean Copenhaver Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Joseph Haire Cedarville University
Laura Lund Kettering University
Daniel Neamati California Institute of Technology
Joshua Pauls Oregon State University
Joseph Self University of Michigan
Thomas Upchurch Colorado School of Mines and Technology
Tyler Woods University of Central Florida