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Cast Iron Pipe

Our Cast Iron program is dedicated to engaging adults by coaching, mentoring, job shadowing, job training and job placement to foster transition to STEAM career fields.

Upcoming Cast Iron Pipe Events


Scholarship & Research Grant Opportunities


STEAMPIPElines is a D.C. based non-profit organization committed to the creation of pipelines for facilitation of underrepresented communities into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) careers. The Cast Iron Pipe division of STEAMPIPElines awards are dedicated to [engaging enrolled students ages 21 and over, and adults not enrolled in a college or university by coaching, mentoring, job shadowing, job training and job placement to foster transition to STEAM career fields].

Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • Complete the application in full

  • Be directly related to STEM education, or STEM exposure.

  • Activities and resources are procured from and/or performed in the DC Metropolitan area, includes the District of Columbia, the Counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in the State of Maryland, the Counties of Arlington and Fairfax and the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Project must be completed by enrolled university students ages 21 and over, and adults not enrolled in college or university

  • Project completion must be anticipated within [twelve months] of application





Applications for the [Cast Iron Pipe] division must be submitted via Electronic packet emailed to No financial requests will be entertained. Applications for Applications must be completed in full including:

  • Resume

  • Description of research/employment goals (3 pages minimum)

  • Detailed outreach Plan for Mentoring/fostering STEM practices/skills for younger demographics (i.e. volunteer tutoring, conference/research preparation assistance, etc.)

  • Recommendation of at least one among advisor/mentor/supervising manager/project team members/prior research partners

  • Recommendation of at least three professional references

  • Recommendation of at least one personal or professional reference



Award recipients for internships and fellowships in the Cast Iron Pipe division will be awarded on a rolling basis as opportunities are made available. Only one application in each category may be submitted by the same individual or organization within the same academic year. Awards are renewable in each category the following academic year. Deferral of award may result in forfeit of the opportunity. Previous recipients may reapply for internships and fellowships within the same academic year upon completion of previously awarded opportunities. Awards in this category are for [Cast Iron Pipe] applicants only.

Award recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Narrative Quality

  • Project Research or Recommender Support



This is a competitive award. Not all applications will be selected as recipients. Recipients will be notified of their status [as opportunities become available].


Required Materials

In addition to completion of the application, the following documents will need to be uploaded:

  • Recommendations

Other Resources

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