National Association for Surface Refinishing

Website: NASF


NASF Scholarships are open to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in subjects related to surface science. These include chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering, materials science engineering, metallurgy, materials science and others.

Selection is based on, but not limited to: career interest in surface finishing, scholarship, achievement, motivation and potential. Awards are not necessarily based on financial need.

The scholarship award is available to both undergraduates and graduates. Undergraduate applicants must be junior standing or above when applying and must be of senior standing for that aca­demic year. Undergraduate and graduate students must be studying in mechanical engineering, material science or engineering, met­allurgical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or chemistry. The applicant must be attending an accredited college. There are no geographic limitations. Both national and interna­tional applicants are urged to apply.
  • Selection factors include achievement, scholarship potential, motivation and interest in the finishing technologies
  • Must be a full-time student during the academic year the scholarship is received
  • Financial need is not a factor
  • For an undergraduate applicant, GPA should be 3.0 or above; for a graduate applicant, GPA should be 3.3 or above.
*International students may be eligible for this scholarship.*
Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
The scholarship application form is downloadable from 
What items does an applicant need to include in an application?
  • A statement describing the applicant's career objective and an intended plan of study and/or research in plating and surface finishing science and engineering (Limit: 2 typed pages)
  • A resume detailing the applicant's academic achievements (Limit: 2 typed pages)
  • Two recommendation letters from professors and, if working in a company, employers. Note that one letter must be from an academic advisor.
  • An official copy of the most recent undergraduate or graduate transcript (to be sealed by the academic institution where the applicant attends).

Please note: all documents must be in English or have an English translation attached

How will an application be judged?

Applicants are judged on the four major factors:

1. Academic recod

2. Personal statement

3. Working experience

4. Extracurricular activities

Where should an application package be submitted?

Application packages (including a completed application form and all requested materials) should be mailed to:

The AESF Foundation
Attn: Scholarship
1800 M Street, Suite 400 S
Washington, D.C. 20036




Contact Information

The AESF Foundation
Attn: Scholarship
1800 M. Street, Suite 400 S
Washington, DC 20036

Courtney Mariette, 202-457-8401 or