Scholarship Opportunities

Chapter Scholarship Opportunities

Owen M. Katz High School Scholarship 

The ASM Pittsburgh Chapter of ASM International (A metals and materials science professional organization) established the Owen M. Katz High School Scholarship in 2009.  The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding high school senior who wishes to pursue a career in the metals or materials field and enrolls in a related college program.  The scholarship is $1500.  The Katz family kindly donated the money to ASM to help make this scholarship possible. 

Owen M. Katz, Ph. D. was an active member of ASM since the 1950's.  He served as chairman and secretary of ASM.  Dr. Katz was a recipient of the Edger C. Bain award in 2004 and became an ASM Fellow in 1983.  Dr. Katz began his career at Westinghouse Research and Development in 1956 after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh.  He received his Ph. D. in 1963.  Owen then transferred to Westinghouse, Bettis as senior engineer where he instituted state-of-the-art metallographic technology and worked on failure analysis until retirement in 1998.  Dr. Katz then began a second career as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh supporting students and faculty.

Owen died on September 1, 2007 and will be remembered for his many contributions by his friends, family and community.

In 2011, a generous donation to the Chapter was also received from the Rich Foundation, to be invested along with original funds donated by the Katz family, to ensure the continuation of this award.

The application form is available here (click the link) and all applications must be postmarked or emailed by February 15, 2019.