WAAIME Scholarship

Scholarship Description

On an annual basis, the Women’s Auxiliary to AIME (WAAIME) Scholarship fund provides scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the earth sciences as related to the minerals field. Fields recognized by WAAIME may include mining, geological sciences, metallurgy, petroleum, mineral sciences, materials science and engineering, mining economics, chemical engineering, and other related studies. The number and amount of scholarships awarded yearly shall be dictated by the funds available and by the financial needs of the applicants.

Students are eligible to receive a maximum of two years of funding from WAAIME. The two years may be two undergraduate years, two graduate years, or one undergraduate year and one graduate year. Should extenuating circumstances occur, the student’s sponsoring section’s scholarship chair may recommend that the WAAIME Executive Committee approve a third year of funding for a student. Students wishing to receive funding must reapply annually.

WAAIME Scholarship applicants must be attending accredited colleges or universities within the United States. The list of schools accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, shall be used as a general guideline. There are no requirements regarding age, sex, citizenship, race or religion.

Candidates may first apply in their second year of study. Preference will be given first to those needing aid for their final year and secondly to those requiring aid for their junior year. Undergraduate assistance will have priority over graduate work.

All candidates must be full-time students and must maintain full-time status to receive WAAIME assistance. All candidates must be members or student members in good standing with an appropriate AIME member society, which consist of the following:

SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration), website at
SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)- website at
TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), website at: or
AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology), website at:
Each website above provides information on student membership. If you are not currently a student member of one of the societies listed above, please contact the appropriate society for more information. Student membership ID number must be included on the WAAIME Scholarship application and membership will be verified.

Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award:

Max Award:

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112

Contact Person: Kaley Hollarn

Phone: 303-948-4208 / 800-763-3132