For Students

Undergraduate and graduate students can access a number of the technical resources and benefits available to professional TMS members by joining the Material Advantage student program. For a single membership fee, students have access to the technical resources, scholarship and grant money, and networking opportunities of TMS and three other societies: the American Ceramic Society, ASM International, and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology. Outlined below are some of the programs that TMS offers for its student members, through the Material Advantage program.

Please note that all undergraduate and graduate students wishing to join TMS will become Material Advantage student members. There is no individual TMS student membership program.

Material Advantage Membership

Become a member of the Material Advantage student society to access the benefits and resources of TMS and three other materials-related societies.


Learn how to apply for undergraduate and graduate scholarships from TMS.

Travel Grants

 Offset the cost of traveling to the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition or Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference by applying for travel grants.

Materials Bowl

Join in this fun, materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition held each year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Technical Division Student Poster Contest

Display your work before an international audience of TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition attendees at the annual student poster contest.

Best Paper Contest

Enter your technical research or materials-themed essay in our annual best paper contest. 

Contact Us

To learn more about TMS student programs, contact us by e-mail or at 1-724-776-9000.

Additional opportunities for contests and scholarships, as well as information on student chapters, can be accessed through the Material Advantage student website.