ASME Scholarships for 2021-2022. Our numbers keep on growing.

Dec 8, 2021

Since it was established in 1990, the ASME Scholarship Program has helped encourage future generations of engineering professionals by providing more than $2 million in funding to promising and deserving engineering students. This year alone, more than $500,000 in scholarships were awarded to ASME student members to help ensure that they successfully earn their engineering degrees.

The Society offered more than 80 different scholarships through the ASME and the ASME Auxiliary Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 school year, including the prestigious Kenneth Andrew Roe Scholarship and two new awards; Ansys Inc. Scholarship, and the ASME Auxiliary’s Myrna R. and Sam Y. Zamrik Scholarship. 

Isha Tyle
Isha Tyle, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
was named this year’s Kenneth Andrew Roe Scholar and the recipient of the Society’s largest scholarship. Established in 1991 in memory of the ASME past president and chair of the ASME Foundation, the $13,000 scholarship is awarded to a student in their senior year of mechanical engineering study.
 “I am honored and grateful to have received this scholarship. It will contribute toward my college tuition, and it is a vote of confidence that ASME has shown in me as a future mechanical engineer,” said Tyle, who lives in Naperville, Ill. “It will help me to further the mission of ASME by increasing awareness of the importance of mechanical engineering, especially among girls.”
Tyle also a past recipient of ASME’s Kate Gleason Scholarship, Beichley Scholarship and Gracik Scholarship.

Mark N. Bentick
Mark N. Bentick is studying at the University of Texas at Austin and is a recipient of the ASME Foundation’s INSPIRE Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship.

“The first time I had ever been on a plane was coincidentally the day I was inspired to become a mechanical engineer,” Bentick said. “This scholarship is incredibly significant to me because it represents opportunity. As an immigrant, and as the first person in my family to go to college, I never fully considered a 4-year college as a realistic goal until I entered high school.
“Even then, the cost of college presented a new challenge for me. I was encouraged by the incredible opportunities available to those who seek them in this country. This scholarship will make it possible for me to attend college without the burden of debt.”

Journey Washingtonhigh
Journey Washingtonhigh, a sophomore at Stanford University, is an inaugural recipient of the Ansys Inc. Scholarship. Washingtonhigh, who is also a sculptor, said she enjoys seeing how 3D arts and science interconnect.
“I have always been interested in science and pursued those courses and activities throughout my education,” she said in her essay. “I have written a research paper about designing robotics with similar sensorial sensations as the human hand.
“My career ambition is to be of service to my community. That includes local, national, and international places. Through innovative design and the application of advances in technology, I want to alleviate hardship and suffering and provide inspiration to areas in need. I want to meet the challenges of exploration with new ideas for the global community.”
Washingtonhigh is also a recipient of a 2020 ASME Auxiliary Lucy and Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship, which awards students active on a FIRST Robotics team. 

Maxwell Meves
ASME student member Maxwell Meves of Saint Paul, Minn., was named the inaugural recipient of the ASME Auxiliary’s Myrna R. and Sam Y. Zamrik Scholarship. Meves is currently studying mechanical engineering at the University of St. Thomas.
In his application, Meves expressed gratitude for the support from the ASME scholarship. “As a hard-working student athlete, I plan to develop my engineering knowledge and skills to help create a sustainable future and have a positive impact on our society,” he said.
The new scholarship honors two distinguished volunteers, Myrna R. Zamrik as a Past President of the Auxiliary and Sam Y. Zamrik as a Past President of ASME, who have devoted their careers to education and the development and promulgation of the ASME Auxiliary and ASME Scholarship programs. The scholarship is open to university sophomores, juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a mechanical engineering program.
To view the complete list of 2021-2022 ASME scholarship winners, visit the Scholarship Winners web page on
For more information on the ASME Scholarship Program, visit To learn how you can support the program with a gift to the ASME Foundation, go to

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