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John J. McKetta Undergraduate Scholarship

The John J. McKetta Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to a chemical engineering undergraduate student (incoming third-year or final-year student only), planning a career in the chemical engineering process industries (CPI).

AIChE would like to give a special recognition to the Cameron Family for their contribution to the John J. McKetta Scholarship.

Cameron Family Recognition


A certificate and $5,000.

DeadlineJune 15, 2024
PresentationThe scholarship will be formally presented during the Student Awards Ceremony at the Annual Student Conference.
Nomination Instructions

Rules, Criteria and Submission Requirements

  1. Applicants must be AIChE student members at the time of the nomination and be entering their third or final year of a 4 year program in Chemical Engineering or equivalent for a 5 year co-op program.
  2. Selection of winners will be based on the following criteria:
    1. The applicant’s academic record, minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.
    2. The applicant’s leadership and participation in either the school’s AIChE student chapter or other university sponsored campus activity outlined in the leadership activities essay.
    3. Applicant’s career goals in the chemical engineering process industries as outlined in the career essay.
  3. Only students attending ABET accredited schools in the U.S, Canada, and Mexico* are eligible.
  4. Limited to one nomination per AIChE Student Chapter per year.
  5. Awardees will be notified by October 1 and will be required to provide tax informaton (Social Security Number for U.S. residents) in order to receive payment. Award prize must be claimed by December 31.
*Preference will be given to Mexican universities participating in ABET’s Equivalent Education Program

Instructions for submitting an application

A complete application for the AIChE John J. McKetta Undergraduate Scholarship Award must contain a copy of each of the following items (each letter should contain an original signature to be scanned and uploaded). All applications are submitted online.
From the student:
  • A completed application submitted online.
  • A maximum three page (750 word) essay outlining the applicant's career goals in the Chemical Engineering process industries.
  • It is preferred/ strongly encouraged that the nominee describe leadership activities in either the schools AIChE Student Chapter or other university sponsored campus activity. 
From the college:
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation (in English). One nomination letter must be from the AIChE student chapter advisor, and the other from either a department faculty or technical work supervisor (internship or REU supervisor).
  • Official copy of student transcript sent (by the school) to AIChE.

It's important to read, and understand the above Rules, Criteria and Submission Requirements before submitting your application for this award. It is also recommended that you prepare your answers and have your supporting documents ready in advance of completing the online application (answers and supporting documents cannot be saved within the application before submission). Incomplete or unqualified applications will not be accepted.

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SponsorsThe Dekker Foundation

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