Apply Now for an ASME Scholarship

Feb 12, 2015

Applications are being accepted through March 1 for the 45 scholarships that are offered via the ASME Scholarship Program. Nearly $250,000 is available exclusively to ASME members through the program, which is introducing two new joint ASME/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) awards this year.

The ASME Scholarship Program seeks to promote the art and science of mechanical engineering by encouraging outstanding students — particularly those involved in volunteer activities that benefit others — by relieving some of the financial burden of pursuing an education. ASME scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of donors through the ASME Foundation and ASME Auxiliary.

Students need only to complete a single electronic application to apply for nearly all of the scholarships available through the program. Scholarships available to undergraduate ASME student members include the $13,000 Kenneth Andrew Roe Scholarship, the $11,000 ASME Foundation Scholar award, up to three $5,000 Nuclear Engineering Division Scholarships, and up to two $5,000 Garland Duncan Scholarships. Scholarships for graduate school study include the $4,500 Willis F. Thompson Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to as many as three students; the $4,000 ASME/Virginia Tech Memorial Scholarship; and the $3,000 Kate Gleason Scholarship.

Two new joint ASME/SHPE Scholarships will be offered this year for the first time. The $5,000 scholarships, which will be awarded to an undergraduate student and a grad student, are open to students who are joint members of ASME and SHPE. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 out of 4.0, and should have displayed excellent leadership potential as demonstrated through involvement with one of the societies or through mechanical engineering-related community service.

To learn more about the various scholarships offered by ASME, visit the interactive scholarship webpage at To learn about the criteria necessary to apply for an ASME scholarship and to submit an application, visit If you have other questions about the ASME Scholarships Program, contact Beth Lefever, Education Programs, by e-mail at

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