"1998 ASM-UI Scholarship"
Peoria Chapter Julia Bjerke Memorial Scholarship Peoria Chapter of ASM Merit Scholarship Central Illinois High School Student Application Form Julia Bjerke Memorial Scholarship The Julia Bjerke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to remember Julia Bjerke and to remember the importance of student and teacher outreach in local high schools. Julia Bjerke was encouraged to pursue a metallurgical engineering education by her high school chemistry teacher. Thanks in part to outreach efforts by the Peoria Chapter of ASM, her chemistry teacher was informed about metallurgical engineering and materials engineering. She went on to obtain a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois and become a metallurgical engineer at Caterpillar Inc. She later received a M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from Bradley University. While at Caterpillar, Julia was especially known and respected for her leadership in advanced surface metrology and her technical expertise in x-ray diffraction. The intent of the scholarship is to encourage interest amongst local high school students to pursue metallurgical and materials engineering as a career to populate the area and world with more knowledgeable and friendly materials engineers like Julia Bjerke. Up to two (2) $1000 scholarships may be awarded to graduating high school seniors or transferring year junior college students residing in the Peoria Chapter area who have been accepted into accredited universities to study materials science and engineering. In August, the Executive Committee will determine the number of scholarships, so that the recipient(s) can be announced in April of the following year. Because the recipient(s) must prove they are enrolled in the materials science curriculum and prove they meet the college GPA requirements, the money will not be awarded until January/February of their first college year. For example, in August 2008 the Executive Committee will decide how many scholarships, which will be awarded in April 2009. The money will be provided in January/February 2010. Traditionally preference is given to high school students. Peoria Chapter ASM International Peoria, Illinois -1- Peoria Chapter Julia Bjerke Memorial Scholarship Peoria Chapter of ASM Merit Scholarship Central Illinois High School Student Application Form Personal Information Name: ___________________________________________________________ (Last) (First) (Middle) Home Address: _____________________________________________________ (Street Address) (City/State) (Zip) Telephone: ________________________ Education Background: College/University you plan to attend: ___________________________________ Expected Major: _____________________________________________________ Please list all secondary schools attended starting with the most recent. Name and location of high school(s) attended Dates of attendance Grade Average: _________________________ Class Rank: _________________________ Please provide a transcript from your current school. Peoria Chapter ASM International Peoria, Illinois -2- Honors, Awards, Nominations: Please list all high school honors and awards.* Awards and honors received Date of receipt *Continue onto an additional sheet if necessary. Please list community activities, organizations, societies, and extracurricular activities in which you have been active.* Organization, society, or extracurricular name Date of receipt *Continue onto an additional sheet if necessary. Work Experience: Please list any work experience starting with most recent.* Employer Position / Duties Dates of Hours / Employment week *Continue onto an additional sheet if necessary. Scholarship Essays: On an attached sheet of paper, please provide answers of 100 words or less to EACH question: 1) What are your career plans? 2) What aspects of material science interest you? 3) How did you become interested in this field? 4) Why did you select the university stated above? Application Submittal Completed applications must be mailed on or before May 30, 2009 to: Chirayu V. Garud Caterpillar Inc. Technical Center - TC-E/854 P.O. Box 1875 Peoria, IL 61656-1875. For questions please call or email: (309) 578-3339; Garud_Chirayu_V@cat.com Application Signature: ____________________________________ Date:_______________ By signing this application you are indicating that all information provided within is correct to the best of your knowledge. Any falsely represented information will result in automatic disqualification for this scholarship. Peoria Chapter ASM International Peoria, Illinois -3-