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Department Scholarships/Fellowships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Missouri S&T awards many scholarships to entering and continuing students. In addition, the Materials Science and Engineering Department awards scholarships to 100% of all admitted freshman and transfer students who declare MSE as their major (either metallurgical or ceramic engineering). Below is the scholarship form for new Missouri S&T students (either freshman or transfer):

MSE Freshman or Transfer Student Scholarship Form  

Departmental scholarships typically range from $500 to $3,000 per year based on academic performance and leadership. Departmental scholarships are reviewed after each semester and adjusted based on academic performance and departmental service and leadership. In addition to the departmental scholarships, there are several special scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 per year for MSE students in the department. Below are links to some of these special scholarships.

Forrest K. Pence Memorial Scholarship
St. Louis Section ACerS Scholarship
The Robert & Mary Buttle Scholarship
ACerS Southwest Section Scholarships
AIST Scholarships / FeMET Scholarships
Nevins Scholarship
Missouri S&T - Rio Tinto Scholarship
Material Advantage Scholarships
FEF Scholarship
Stone Scholarship/Loan

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

Undergraduates in Ceramic Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering have opportunities to participate in cutting edge materials research activities by becoming an undergraduate research assistant. Salaries generally start at about $7-8/hour and increase with experience.  Students who are interested in a research position should contact individual faculty members for available positions.

Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Research Assistantships
Students who are granted admission to the Graduate Program at Missouri S&T may be considered for a Graduate Research Assistantship. A Graduate Research Assistant will typically be employed to perform research under the direction of a Faculty member while enrolled as a student. The typical appointment would be for 50% of the students time, with the other 50% spent doing classwork. The stipend for a GRA is $1,850 per month for the 2010-2011 academic year. Graduate Research Assistantships are awarded by the individual faculty member whose research contract is funding it. This is the most common type of financial aid for graduate students.

The Walston Chubb Fellowship for Materials Behavior at High Temperatures
This fellowship will support a US graduate student to study some aspect of the effect of temperatures above 1000C on the properties of solid materials. Typically, such aspects include mechanical properties, thermodynamic properties, chemical compatibility, phase relationships, and environmental degradation. The area of research chosen should be compatible with a graduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering.

The fellowship is named after Walston Chubb, a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, who retired after spending most of his career with Westinghouse working on nuclear reactor materials. He has authored over 40 publications and holds 10 patents. The fellowship is endowed by Mr. Chubb and the Westinghouse Corporation.

Fees are not included in this fellowship, however this fellowship can be supplemented with the Chancellors Fellowship as described below. Requests for further information should be directed to Greg Hilmas

The General Motors Powder Metallurgy Fellowship
The General Motors Fellowship will support a US graduate student to study an aspect of powder metallurgy. Such aspects include process development, novel processing techniques, new powder metallurgy materials, sintering behavior, rapid solidification, and powder processing. The Fellow would be expected to spend a small portion of his time helping with undergraduate laboratories conducted in the new General Motors Undergraduate Powder Metallurgy Laboratory.

Fees are not included in this fellowship, however this fellowship can also be supplemented with the Chancellors Fellowship described below. Requests for further information should be directed to Greg Hilmas.

GAANN Fellowships
Fellowships are available to U.S. graduate students in Materials Science & Engineering through the Department of Education's Grants in Areas of National Need, GAANN program.  The program is designed to encourage some of the best students from the United States to pursue their Ph.D. degrees, and it offers them a multi-faceted approach that provides hands-on research, community outreach and management experience.  For more information click here.

Chancellors Fellowships
US Students in Metallurgical Engineering who qualify and are pursuing a PhD can receive a waiver of their fees. This fellowship is offered to applicants for any academic degree program at Missouri S&T based on factors such as GRE scores, grade point average, class rank etc. Normally an undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 is required unless sufficient other factors are strong enough to make a special case. If the student has another fellowship or graduate research assistantship, which does not cover fees, then they can supplement that support with the Chancellor's Fellowship. For further information please go to:

For details of the policies relating to the graduate program, courses, and procedures, see Graduate Catalog.

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