C.F. Lewis Memorial Scholarship

C.F. Lewis Memorial Fund

C.F. Lewis Requirements & Guidlines
c.f. lewisThe Charles F. Lewis Memorial Fund (hereafter, CFLMF) was established in 1972 in remembrance of Charles Finley Lewis (November 14, 1905 – January 3,1972). The purpose of the CFLMF is to provide scholarships to students pursuing an education in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science and metal-related fields. During the last 30 years the CFLMF has funded more than 60 scholarships to qualifying students.

Who was Charlie Lewis? Charlie Lewis was a charter member and one among three founders of the Houston Chapter. Charlie declined Nominations as Chairman but served the first 10 years as Secretary. He served as Chapter Chairman 1948-1949. Charlie was a Fellow of ASM, and served ASM International as Trustee and on the Education Committee. If a word could be chosen to describe this giant among men, it would be “EDUCATION.”

The CFLMF is a Trust Fund intended to be a perpetual chapter educational fund providing monies for scholarships through earnings from insured investments. As the fund grows, more scholarships can be awarded. The CFLMF has grown since its establishment, primarily from proceeds from the contributions from individuals, from the Houston Chapter of ASM International, and from a significant contribution from Charlie Lewis’ son, Philip Lewis. However, corporate and individual donations may be made to the CFLMF. These may be made as memorials of members. Checks should be made to the order of ASM International Houston Chapter Charles F. Lewis Memorial Fund. Memorials will be acknowledged. A permanent physical record is being kept for the CFLMF and memorials attached to the fund.

For information, please contact the Trustees below.

Mike Andrus
Andrus & Associates
246 Wood Trail
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 896-9896
Robert D. Koester
P.O. Box 730
Pinehurst TX 77362-0730
(713) 582-7157
David Fitzgerald
Precision Surfaces International
922 Ashland St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 426-2220

Candidate Requirements:

Candidates for the scholarship must be enrolled in a college of engineering or science. He or she shall have a major or minor in metallurgy or materials science, or shall show a very active interest in the field of material science.

The scholarship(s) shall be given for use during one or both of the student’s two final undergraduate years.

The scholarship(s) shall be limited to families of ASM members of the Houston Chapter, ASM, or Texas residents attending eligible Texas schools with a college of engineering or science. At the present time the following schools are eligible for awards:

  • Lamar University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Prairie View A&M
  • University of Houston
  • Rice University
  • University of Texas
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Texas (El Paso)

Texas residents attending other Texas schools may become possible candidates at the discretion of the Student Affairs Committee and the approval of the Trustees and the Executive Committee.

The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America and must have a passing grade average. The need for financial assistance may be a factor in the selection of a candidate. Therefore, the financial status of applicants should be determined including places of employment, number of hours candidate works per week, additional scholarships that candidate may be receiving, and the percent of college expenses earned by applicant.