Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course Scholarship - WVU

The Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC) is organized to provide both technical and nontechnical presentation of the practical and theoretical aspects of the causes of corrosion, instrumentation, corrosion surveys, cathodic protection, pipe coatings, and miscellaneous methods of corrosion control. On behalf of the AUCSC, AMPP will award two (2) scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to West Virginia University students pursuing a discipline in engineering, chemistry, or biology.

1. Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time, majoring in Chemistry, Biology, or in Engineering at West Virginia University (e.g., Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Petroleum and Natural Gas).
  • Students with coursework in corrosion control and/or materials selection is preferred, but not required.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • AUCSC scholarship recipients will receive a free registration to the next AUCSC short course in May. (

2. Candidate Evaluation
The following information should be included for review by the Selection Committee:

  • Completed Application
  • Academic transcript
  • Two (2) Recommendation Forms from educators or employers familiar with applicants background
  • Supplemental Essay Question(s)

3. Application Guidelines
In addition to the information above, please be sure to review the General Scholarship Guidelines. Applicants must meet all Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and answer all required essay questions.

Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course
Supplemental Questions
  1. SHORT ESSAY: In 500 words or less, write an essay on your knowledge of corrosion, corrosion control, corrosion prevention, corrosion remediation, and corrosion mitigation, and explain how corrosion affects your area of engineering.