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2021 Scholarship Educational Assistance Program
The AFS – Tennessee Chapter is proud to announce that we now have two scholarship programs.
The first scholarship, Scholarship Educational Assistance Program, is a $2,500 educational scholarship to benefit either a chapter member, or a chapter member’s spouse, child, or grandchild. The number of this type of scholarships varies from year to year.
The second scholarship program is the Professor William Lewis Annual Scholarship. This scholarship is to encourage future foundrymen and women to prepare for a career in the metalcasting industry. This scholarship is for a TTU Senior selected by the Chapter and faculty to receive full tuition for one school year (not to exceed $11,000 per academic calendar year).
Scholarship Educational Assistance Program
This year the AFS – Tennessee Chapter will be awarding one $2,500 educational scholarship to benefit either a chapter member, or a chapter members spouse, child, or grandchild.
This scholarship is for two groups of student:
1) Assist graduating seniors from high school to continue their education beyond the high school level.
2) Assist any current college Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior with plans to continue her / his education in the Fall of 2021.
Candidates can come from any part of the country as long as the candidate is an AFS – Tennessee Chapter’s member, a member’s spouse, child or grandchild.
2021 Tennessee AFS Chapter Scholarship Application
Please list below any eligible person who will be graduating from any high school this spring or summer, or is in college as mentioned above, and has plans to continue her / his education in the Fall of 2021.
If you would like to apply for the scholarship, download the file to the right, fill it out and return it to the address on the application. If you have any questions, please contact the Tennessee Chapter of the AFS.
1. Eligibility – This scholarship is intended to assist graduating seniors from high school to continue their education beyond the high school level, and for any current college Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior with plans to continue her / his education next year. Candidates can come from any part of the country as long as the candidate is an AFS – Tennessee Chapter’s member, a member’s spouse, child or grandchild.
2. Applications – Applications shall be sent to the AFS Tennessee Chapter Education Chair and must be received by March 15th of each year. Applications are to be complete and typed or written on the designated form. The mailing address for applications will be included in the on-line application form. All eligible applicants shall be considered on an individual basis, without regard to age, race, national origin or gender.
3. Selection – The selection of eligible applicants and awarding of the scholarship shall be the responsibility of the Tennessee Chapter AFS Education Committee, which consists of unbiased teachers, professors or business professionals from the local high schools, colleges or industry. The Committee will be judging each applicant on:
1. Recommendation from three (3) teachers.
2. A letter from you telling why you want this scholarship, where you want to use it, and your plans for the future.
3. A copy of your high school transcript.
4. A short biographical sketch including school extra-curricular activities and community service.
4. Distribution of Funds – Distribution of available funds shall be on a yearly basis in the name of the recipient to the designated colleges and/or universities. Funding shall be paid for school related expenses and remaining funds shall be distributed at the end of the scholarship period to recipients in good standing. Failure by the recipient to remain in good standing shall cause the remaining fund balance to be revoked. Revoked funds shall be returned to the scholarship fund.
Professor William Lewis Annual Scholarship
“Praised by President Arliss Roaden at the commemoration of the current MET building
(Industrial Technology and Industrial Arts Building previously) in 1981, President Roaden stated,
“Professor Lewis is loved and respected by all whose lives have been touched by him.”
The Tennessee Chapter of the American Foundry Society has decided to create a scholarship to encourage future foundrymen and women prepare for a career in the metalcasting industry. Students applying need to be enrolled in foundry-based classes in an FEF certified/affiliated educational institution with the intention of working in the metalcasting industry upon graduation.
Most of the team creating this scholarship worked in foundries or steel mills during college and received scholarships of the like, which allowed them to focus on their education and graduate. It is hoped that this scholarship will help produce bright and successful students for our industry.
Since there is more to success in this industry than just good grades, we will be looking for evidence of industry involvement, internships/co-ops/lab work, and volunteer work which all can contribute to students becoming successful foundrymen and women.
We look forward to working with you and watching your success unfold.
The scholarship is not to exceed $11,000 per academic calendar year.
Plans for a career in the metal casting industry following graduation
Good Academic Standing (GPA 2.8+)
Active in the AFS Tennessee Chapter (Attend +50% of Meetings)
Active in the student chapter meetings (Attend +50% of Meetings)
Active In Co-Op/Internship in the foundry industry
Active FEF Student
Selection process will mimic the Chapter Scholarship
Please Submit the Following:
Cover Page (Last Page of This Document)
Write a ½ page essay on extracurricular activities, associations, or hobbies relevant to the metalcasting industry and engineering.
Write a +½ page essay on what is about the foundry industry interests you
Letters of Recommendation
1 Letter of Recommendation from a Professor
1 Letter of Recommendation from an Industry Member
1 Letter of Recommendation from Any Adult