AIMS Scholarship Fund
AIMS collects donations through our website to provide a scholarship to graduating high school students who show an aptitude and desire to pursue further education and careers within technical fields, specifically technology and engineering. The scholarships are also open to currently enrolled undergraduate students making satisfactory academic progress within a technology or engineering program. All donated revenues go into the scholarship fund and are issued in $1,000 scholarships in March of each year starting in 2012. The number of scholarships awarded are a direct mathematical calculation dividing 1000 into the funds available.
Please make a small donation whenever you can. Improving education and student learnings in technical fields is a critical undertaking.
Donations and $5 from every AIMS transaction go into the scholarship fund.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
The goal of the AIMS Research Foundation Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to students who show an aptitude and desire to pursue further education and careers within technical fields, specifically technology and engineering. The scholarships are open to graduating high school students and also first year currently enrolled undergraduate students making satisfactory academic progress within a technology or engineering program. For the 2012 issuing year three separate $1,000 scholarships will be issued in March 2012.
A candidate should present the following items for consideration:
• High school GPA of “B” or better as shown on an official transcript from an institution you are attending.
• Year of high school graduation.
• Demonstration that you have excelled in at least one mathematics, engineering or physical sciences, technology course shown on your transcript and a sample graded assignment from that course.
• Two letters of reference, one from your high school principal and one from a mathematics instructor, or engineering/physical sciences instructor, or a technology instructor.
• A 500 word essay describing your higher education plans and goals. The essay will be a primary factor, it should be well written and free of mistakes; should provide an interesting argument for why your plans are what they are; and should identify an issue or problem that you will address once you have completed your education.