Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 ASME Chicago Section Scholarship.  You can view the Rules and Application using the links to the left.   The Deadline has been extended to October 1st, 2016

If you have any difficulty with the forms, send an e-mail to Tom Peterson at, and he can e-mail or fax a copy to you.  

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ASME 2013 Chicago Section Scholarship Winners

 Isabelle Daly is a sophomore studying mechanical engineering at Duke University. SheC:\Users\dklimas\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\IsabelleDaly.jpg is the granddaughter of John Dundurs, Northwestern University Professor Emeritus and Honorary Member ASME. Isabelle became interested in the field of engineering while enjoying her physics class junior year of high school. As a high school senior in AP Physics, Isabelle’s interest in physics and its real world applications increased her desire to study engineering. One of Isabelle’s favorite projects as a freshman at Duke was building a robot in her Engineering Innovation class. At Duke, Isabelle is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Club. She also is a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team. Isabelle is honored to receive the ASME Chicago Section scholarship and will use it to help fund her education. Isabelle intends on completing a fifth year at Duke University with the goal of earning her Master’s Degree in Engineering Management.

 Andrew Sinko is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at University ofC:\Users\dklimas\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\Andrew Sinko.jpg Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Andrew is born and raised in Oak Park, IL. He attended the University of Vermont where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and he also attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he was enrolled as a Masters of Architecture student. The architectural education as well as the completion of general elective courses will provide for a solid background from which he can study civil engineering. Andrew has a keen interest in structural design and the effective use of materials in construction techniques. He is grateful for the generous scholarship that has been awarded to him by the ASME Chicago Section.

The Scholarship Committee (SC) is comprised of two at-large members, serving staggered two-year terms, and the Chairs of Chicago Section and Skokie and Calumet subsections. The Chicago Secretary serves as the SC Chair. The Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and makes the award decisions. The effort involved obviously changes with the number of applicants, but has been typically been less than 4 hours per year.  The ASME Scholarship Committee will next review applications, if any, for the ASME Chicago Section Scholarship in July 2007.  ASME Chicago Section Senior members who wish to be considered to serve a two-year term on the scholarship committee should contact Fred Biederman at

The scholarship rules are being revised for improved clarity and the revised rules and application will be made available after they have been approved by the section. Applications will be due by July 1, 2012 and should be sent to Mr. Biederman at the email address above. Applicants must be closely related to a member in good standing of the Chicago Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International:  1) children and grandchildren, whether natural, stepchild, adopted, or ward;  2) parents; and,  3) legal spouses.  

Our past ASME Chicago Section scholarship winners:
AUG 2000 Jeffrey Ouyang - U of I at Urbana-Champaign, graduated 2001
AUG 2002 Jonathan Slowik - MIT, Cambridge, MA - freshman
AUG 2003 Jonathan Slowik - MIT, Cambridge, MA - sophomore
AUG 2004 Jonathan Slowik - MIT, Cambridge, MA – junior
AUG 2005 Jonathan Slowik – MIT, Cambridge, MA – senior and
AUG 2006 Rebecca Ibrahim – Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, IL -- junior
AUG 2013 Andrew Sinko - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
AUG 2013 Isabelle Daly - Duke University

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