MTI Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Process NOW OPEN

Every industry is hungry for the next generation of workers. The Metal Treating Institute launched its new career recruitment website in 2022, It is a central digital resource for anyone looking for a career can see what heat treating is, the impact of heat treating and why work in the heat treating industry. MTI encourages all companies to add the Heat Treat Career Opportunities banned ad linked to to your website to tell the story of “why choose an exciting career in the heat treating industry.”

To take it a step further with career recruitment, since 2017, the MTI Educational Foundation has awarded over $225,000 in educational scholarships in its effort to attract new young talent to the heat treating industry.

The MTI Educational Foundation is excited to announce that the 2023 application process for scholarships is officially open for applications. The Foundation Board has approved 11 scholarships for a total of $51,000 for 2023.

The MTI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is open to students who are interested in a career in metallurgy, materials science, engineering, industrial, and/or mechanical sciences. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or recently accepted, as a full- or part-time student in a nationally accredited college or technical school. Applicant’s area of study must be one of the following: materials science, metallurgy, engineering, or a technical certificate program with a focus in mechanical, electrical, or industrial sciences. Annual scholarships are awarded directly to the students.

Scholarships will be awarded by May 30, 2023.  Scholarship application submissions will be accepted through April 30, 2023. There are three scholarship levels available. 

(1) $15,000 Founders Scholarship given in honor of the founding leaders of the MTI Educational Foundation, Doug Peters from Peters Heat Treating, and Norm Graves from National Metal Processing. The Founders Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who, in the minds of the Foundation Board, represents qualifications and merit that exceed all other applicants.

(6) $5,000 Scholarships

(4) $1,500 Technical School Scholarships

The scholarship is renewable for one additional year, for a maximum of two (2) years. Scholarship renewal is not automatic – applicants MUST submit an additional full and timely application in order to be considered for a second scholarship.

Heat treating is a great career. Anyone wanting more information can visit To view a short video on the 2022 scholarship recipients, CLICK HERE.

To be considered for an MTI Educational Foundation Scholarship or if you know of anyone who should apply, visit or share for full submission details and criteria. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tom Morrison at [email protected].

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