For College Students


The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship provides the opportunity for highly motivated students to earn the opportunity to attend the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) conference. Guy E. Bourdeau Scholars are honest, respectful, inquisitive and collaborative.

The scholarship honors the memory of Guy E. Bourdeau for his dedication and contribution to the additive manufacturing industry. He was a strong supporter and advocate of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG). The scholarship was founded in Guy’s name by his wife, Renée Bourdeau, to honor his contributions to the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

The 2021 Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship is financially supported by Cimquest Inc.

The application process for the 2021 scholarship is now open. Submit applications using the button at the bottom of the page.

The winner of the scholarship will be notified the week of January 25, 2021.


The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship covers the cost of participating in the 2021 AMUG Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois, from March 14-18; this includes:

  • Conference registration fee
  • Access to keynote presentations, technical sessions and workshops
  • Invitation to the Technical Competition and Innovator’s Showcase
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Entrance to the AMUGexpo, Off-Site Dinner and Event
  • Countless networking opportunities
  • Access to mobile app, online planner and conference proceedings
  • Exclusive AMUG volunteering opportunities with the AMUG Executive Board
  • Accommodation at the designated conference hotel for the entire time you are in Chicago
  • Airline ticket (Economy Class) and transportation from the airport to the conference hotel


  • The applicants must complete an essay that answers each of the questions below. Applicants will be considered based on their response to each question.
    • How are you currently pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing (e.g.: mechanical or artistic design, materials, 3D printers, post-processing, software, research, etc.)?
    • What do you foresee as an interesting application for additive manufacturing?
    • What kind of problems do you want to solve in the future, and if applicable, in what industry?
    • How are you helping others learn about additive manufacturing?
  • Applicants must submit a supporting letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor, or manager.
  • BONUS: In addition to the requirements detailed above, applicants are allowed to submit either of the following to enhance their application if they so choose:
    • A portfolio highlighting projects, experiments, community outreach, or research related to the field of additive manufacturing. The content of the portfolio should relate to the content of the essay.
    • A video that demonstrates the applicant’s projects, experiments, community outreach, or research related to the field of additive manufacturing. The video should be no more than 6 minutes long. The content of the video should relate to the content of the essay.


  • Winner must be able to attend and participate in the AMUG Conference March 14-18, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois, with arrival on Friday, March 12 and departing on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  • Winner will provide a 5-minute presentation regarding the essay topic at the AMUG Conference on Monday, March 15, 2021. Estimate 2000+ attendees.
  • Winner is responsible for assisting the AMUG Board and actively participating as a volunteer prior to and throughout the conference.
  • Upon winning the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship, the winner is required to partake in a Scholarship Applicant interview where AMUG will write a short article regarding their AMUG experience. This short article will also be shared with the AMUG delegates.
  • Immediately following the conference, the winner will be required to write a short article for the AMUG Newsletter describing the value and positive impact gained from attending the AMUG Conference and AMUGexpo.


Open to any USA college sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in good academic standing. Must be 21 years or older as of March 14, 2021.


January 18, 2021


For assistance, please contact AMUG’s Scholarship Committee at


  • Award is open to all students attending school and residing in the USA.
  • Winner must supply proof they are 21 years or older as of March 14, 2021.
  • Winner must be able to attend and participate in the AMUG Conference March 14-18, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois, and complete the Award Requirements as outlined above.
  • The scholarship is non-transferable and cannot be converted to cash.
  • Final decision on granting the scholarship to the winner will be made by Renée Bourdeau.
  • The AMUG Board reserves the right to modify the requirements of the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship without notice.