The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is an international professional association founded in 1944. STLE advances the study and application of lubrication between interacting moving surfaces and strive to improve the performance of equipment and products, to conserve resources, and to protect the environment through best friction management practices. This interdisciplinary field of tribology and lubrication engineering encompasses aspects of physics, chemistry, biomechanics, applied mathematics, material science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and/or applied mechanics.

The awards will range from $500 to $3,000 per student, with a total of $8,500 to be given out. The distribution of awards will be based on the merit of the students who apply.


Each year the Chicago section of STLE partners with the STLE national organization to offer scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in tribology and lubrication. Eligible students include graduate students and students who have completed their 2nd year or greater of undergraduate study.

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