Materials Technology Institute (MTI-Global) Scholarships

The MTI Bert Krisher Memorial Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications for 2018!
The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) scholarship was created to stimulate outstanding students to pursue careers in the area of Materials Engineering in the Process Industries. The program also gives member companies access to some of the best engineering talent being produced at universities around the world. Several scholarship winners have gone on to work for our member companies and some are now regular participants in MTI meetings and project activities.

Materials Engineering Industry

For the purpose of the MTI scholarship, Materials Engineering includes evaluation and selection of metallic, non-metallic and polymeric materials, corrosion control, optimal design, mechanical integrity, fitness-for-service, life cycle evaluation, and economic factors affecting performance of process equipment.



Chemical Processing Industry

Chemical Processing Industries broadly include chemicals manufacturing, petroleum processing, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, paper manufacturing, and other related processing industries; or, industries, such as materials producers and fabricators that support the CPI.

MTI is a not-for-profit technology development organization focused on both developing new technology and transferring existing knowledge to day-to-day practice. Through MTI, member companies can access solutions to nonproprietary problems to increase plant integrity, reliability and profitability. MTI sponsors projects and studies that are conducted on the selection, design, fabrication, testing, inspection, and performance of materials of construction used in the Processing Industries.

This year, the NACE Foundation will award the following scholarships on behalf of the Materials Technology Institute:

  • Two academic scholarships in the amount of $5,000

1. Eligibility Requirements

  • Any full-time college or university undergraduate student who is enrolled at any accredited college or university in North America, Europe or Asia who demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career in the area of Materials Engineering in the Process Industries is eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • For this purpose, Materials Engineering includes evaluation and selection of metallic, non-metallic and polymeric materials, corrosion control, optimal design, mechanical integrity, fitness-for-service, life cycle evaluation, and economic factors affecting performance of process equipment. Chemical Processing Industries broadly include chemicals manufacturing, petroleum processing, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, paper manufacturing, and other related processing industries; or, industries such as materials producers and fabricators, which support the CPI.

2. Candidate Evaluation

The MTI Scholarship Selection Committee consists of materials engineering professionals representing MTI member companies, an MTI staff member, and one representative of the NACE Foundation. Candidate selection will include consideration of demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Process Industries through enrollment in relevant programs (Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Corrosion Engineering, etc), academic achievement, work experience, personal and professional activities, letters of recommendation and relevant coursework (completed or scheduled). 

The following information should be included for review by the Selection Committee:

  • Completed Application
  • Academic transcript
  • Three (3) Recommendation Forms from educators or employers familiar with applicants background
  • Résumé
  • Supplemental Essay Question(s)

3. Applying for a Scholarship

To enter, all required paperwork must be received no later than January 1. Winners will be invited to attend the annual NACE Corrosion meeting to receive the award. Applications are processed through the NACE Foundation. 

4. Scholarship Award Ceremonies and Follow-up

  • In addition to recognition by MTI and the NACE Foundation at the NACE Annual Conference, award winners are invited to attend one of MTI’s worldwide TAC Meetings as an honored guest.
  • Within one year of acceptance of this scholarship, the recipient must submit a letter report to MTI and the NACE Foundation describing how the funds were used and how they aided in the student's overall education.
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