Scholarship Application Guidelines

Applying for the 2023‐2024  WAAIME Scholarship

Eligible students include second semester Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, 5th‐year Seniors, Masters, and students returning to school immediately following co‐op/internship positions and are enrolled in an Earth Science Degree in the United States. All must be registered for no less than 12 academic hours per semester in the upcoming school year and be deemed a full time student. Graduate students will be considered on a need basis.

It is our policy to only consider scholarship applications from students who attend schools in countries where WAAIME Sections currently exist. The only other countries who offer Waaime scholarships are Mexico, Peru, and Chile. If you attend school in these countries, contact their Waaime sections for details.

Student members of any AIME Member Society (AIST, SME, SPE, TMS, WAAIME) in the United States are eligible and are encouraged to apply. New Society membership information can be found at:

In the 100plus year tradition, the WAAIME Scholarship fund continues to provide financial scholarships to students pursuing earth science degrees including mining, geological sciences, metallurgy, petroleum, mineral sciences, materials science, mineral economics, chemical engineering and other related studies.  

Applications will be accepted from December 1 through January 15 each year.

Be sure to thoroughly review your application before pushing the SUBMIT button as there is no save button and incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Two references are required, failure to do may result in voiding your application. Financials requested should be for the upcoming fall/spring semesters for the entire year. Scholarship awardees will receive their check through their student advisor by the last week of August. New Sophomore's only, will receive half of their award in August and the other half in January.

To continue onto the Scholarship Application, please click the button below acknowledging that you have read and understand the Scholarship Application Guidelines.