AWS Counselor and Fellow

AWS Counselor and Fellow

AWS Counselor

The American Welding Society, in 1999, established the honor of Counselor of the Society to recognize members for a career of distinguished organizational leadership that has enhanced the image and impact of the welding industry.  The first class of Counselors was inducted at the 2001 AWS Show.

Election as a Counselor of the Society is demonstrated as evidenced by:

  • Leadership of or within an organization that has made a substantial contribution to the welding industry.The individual’s organization shall have shown an ongoing commitment to the industry, as evidenced by support of participation of its employees in industry activities.

  • Leadership of or within an organization that has made a substantial contribution to training and vocational educationin the welding industry. The individual’s organization shall have shown an ongoing commitment to the industry, as evidenced by support of participation of its employees in industry activities.

    • This recognition is selected by the AWS Counselor Committee based on specific criteria at least 16 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show.
    • Nominations must be submitted on the Counselor nomination form with supporting material by July 1 to Chelsea Steel at csteel@aws.org.
    • Nominations are reviewed/selected at the fall Counselors Committee meeting with final approval the following year at the spring Districts Council meeting.
    • A maximum of 10 Counselors are selected each year, as determined by the Counselors selection committee.

    AWS 2017 Counselor Application (pdf)
    Recent and Past Counselor Citation Winners
    Letter Layout Sample


AWS Fellow

The American Welding Society, in 1990, established the honor of Fellow of the Society to recognize members for distinguished contributions to the field of welding science and technology, and for promoting and sustaining the professional stature of the field.  The first class of Counselors was inducted at the 1991 AWS Show.

Election as a Fellow of the Society is based on the reputation and outstanding accomplishment of the individual.  Such accomplishments will have advance the science, technology and application of welding in specific areas such as research and development, education, manufacturing, design, and other areas the Society may determine, as evidences by:

  • Sustained service and performance in the advancement of welding science and technology

  • Publication of papers, articles, and books, which enhance knowledge of welding

  • Innovative development of welding technology

  • Society and Section contributions

  • Professional recognition

    • This recognition is selected by the AWS Counselor Committee based on specific criteria at least 16 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show.
    • Nominations must be submitted on the Fellow nomination form with supporting material by August 1 to Chelsea Steel at csteel@aws.org.
    • Nominations are reviewed/selected at the fall Fellows Committee meeting with final approval the following year at the spring Districts Council meeting.
    • A maximum of 10 Fellows are selected each year, as determined by the Fellow selection committee.

    AWS 2017 Fellow Application (pdf)
    Recent and Past Fellow Citation Winners
    Letter Layout Sample


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