ScholarshipIn an effort to help foster opportunities for all demographics to secure a place within the association and the equipment manufacturing industry as a whole, AEM is launching a scholarship initiative in conjunction with its 2019 Annual Conference.

AEM’s scholarship offering aligns with the association’s long-term focus on diversity and inclusion, and it seeks to improve underrepresented attendance at the Annual Conference. Both full and partial scholarships will be awarded to member companies meeting certain criteria related to gender, race/ethnicity and age. The deadline for applications is Sept. 27, 2019.

“AEM is committed to creating an Annual Conference environment that represents the ever-evolving demographics of our industry,” said AEM Senior Vice President of Construction, Mining and Utility Al Cervero. “In launching our scholarship initiative, we seek to encourage growth and foster development for industry professionals from a wealth of different backgrounds, and who possess a variety of viewpoints, mindsets and priorities.”

Award Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who have never attended the AEM Annual Conference with their current company, or people who are employed by a company that has not attended the conference in the past three years. Other criteria (only need to meet one to be eligible) are:

  • Women in the industry
  • Future leaders under the age of 40
  • Multicultural

Full Scholarship Information

Full scholarship recipients will receive:

  • Conference registration -- $1,590
  • Airfare credit -- $500
  • Three nights hotel stay -- Valued at $1,019

Partial Scholarship Information

Partial scholarships are awarded to individuals whose companies have three or more paid registrants, thus allowing them to expand company representation by one more individual. They will receive:

  • Conference registration -- $1,590

Both full and partial scholarship recipients may be required to briefly participate in the opening of the 2019 AEM Annual Conference.

“Company leaders are encouraged to nominate qualified candidates who match the defined criteria, but self-nominations are also permitted,” said AEM Director of Education Programs Helen Horner. “Furthermore, priority will be given to those who submitted first."

Submissions should be sent to AEM’s Helen Horner at Additional information regarding submission and selection is available at

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