Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

STLE grants three academic awards through its Presidential Awards Program: The E. Richard Booser Scholarship (for undergraduate students), The Elmer E. Klaus Fellowship (for graduate students) and The Jeanie S. McCoy Scholarship (for female students). These awards are administered by the STLE Presidential Council and are meant to encourage students to pursue an advanced degree or a career in tribology or lubrication engineering by subsidizing a research project related to the field.




E. Richard Booser Scholarship For Undergraduate Students
The purpose of the E. Richard Booser Scholarship is to encourage undergraduate students to pursue graduate degrees or a career in tribology by providing the opportunity for them to participate in tribology research. Students must be enrolled in an engineering or science curriculum. Selection is based on grade point average (GPA) or equivalent, letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor, relevance of the research to tribology, and quality of the proposed research experience.

Scholarship amount (awarded to student): $4,000



Application deadline is December 1 of each year. Selection announced approximately January 31 of the following year.


Elmer E. Klaus Fellowship For Graduate Students
The purpose of the Elmer E. Klaus Fellowship is to encourage graduate students to pursue graduate degrees or a career in tribology by providing the opportunity for them to participate in tribology research. Students must be enrolled in a graduate engineering or science curriculum at the time the research is started. Selection is based on grade point average (GPA) or equivalent, letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor, relevance of the research to tribology, and quality of the proposed research experience.

Fellowship amount (awarded to student): $5,000



Application deadline is December 1 of each year. Selection announced approximately January 31 of the following year.

Jeanie S. McCoy Scholarship For Women Students
A new STLE scholarship, the purpose of the Jeanie S. McCoy Award is to recognize a deserving woman pursuing an education in and a future career in tribology. The applicant must be a female student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program and is pursuing an engineering or science degree that will be applicable to a career in the field of tribology. Selection is based on grade point average (GPA) or equivalent, letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or educator, and quality of a submitted essay for publication in TLT magazine.



Scholarship amount (awarded to student): $5,000 

Application deadline is December 1 of each year. Selection announced approximately January 31 of the following year.


STLE Early Career Awards 
The STLE Early Career Awards recognize the technical achievements of STLE student members, young researchers and junior-level academic faculty and provides financial support for attendance to the STLE Annual Meeting. Application deadline is December 1 of each year. Click here to view past recipients of the Early Career Awards.

 

Schedule for Presidential Award Process

August 1, 2019
Applications posted online


December 1, 2019
Application deadline

January 31, 2020
Award winners notified


May 5, 2020
Checks awarded at Annual Meeting

January 15, 2021
Research reports deadline


Balance of award money mailed out to winners upon receipt of research reports, which will be published in the July issue of TLT magazine, along with next year’s application.


Section Matching Program

STLE has established a $15,000/year Section Matching Fund. A number of STLE local sections had expressed the need for this type of partnership program. The new program will enable STLE to do a better job of supporting students with an interest in engineering, science and technology and fulfill an equally important goal--support for and closer cooperation with our local sections.  Click here for more information on the Section Matching Program