Scholarships

Scholarships

The AWS Foundation provides funding assistance to help students pursue vocational, community college, or bachelor degrees in a welding or a related field of study. 

We offer five levels of scholarships:

District Scholarships
District scholarships, awarded annually at AWS District Conferences, provide funds that are payable directly to the school to which recipients have been accepted. These funds can be used to help cover cost of tuition, books, supplies and related institutional costs.

Additional information about District Scholarships including application deadlines

Online Application System can be accessed here

Questions?
Contact Nazdhia Prado-Pulido at 800-443-9353, ext 250


Welder Training Scholarship
This scholarship is available to AWS Districts to provide funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; or for an AWS Certified Welder (CW) seminar.

The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a program up to two years, and cannot be used for credits towards a four-year program.

Applications
Applications should be sent to the AWS Foundation at 8669 NW 36 Street, #130, Miami, FL 33166. Foundation Staff will email the applications received to the District Director quarterly, the first work day in March, June, September, and December.

Additional information about the Welder Training Scholarship including Application Form

Selection
The District Directors will send applications to the designated Selection Committee comprised of one member from each Section located within the District. Alternate recipients must be selected and provided to Foundation Staff, in addition to the recipients.

Awards
$10,000 will be made available to each District for these scholarships. Ten awards at $1,000 each may be made to ten different recipients. Awards are for tuition and fees only. No awards will be paid to the recipients, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.

Deadline
The AWS Welder Training Scholarships will be available year round (January 1-December 31) until the District awards the designated $10,000 for the year. Funds not used from January 1 to December 31 may not be carried over into the next year.

Questions?
Contact Nazdhia Prado-Pulido at 800-443-9353, ext 250


District-Named and Section-Named Scholarships
Several District Named and Section Named scholarships are awarded annually.  These scholarships vary in the applicant requirements, award amount, and application process.

Potential applicants should plan ahead and review all the scholarship criteria

Questions? 
Contact Vicki Pinsky at 800-443-9353, ext 212


National Scholarships
National scholarships, awarded annually, are for students pursuing a specific degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.  Individual scholarships are worth a minimum of $2,500 annually. The application deadline is February 15.

Applicants need to plan in advance to take advantage of this program.  The February 15th deadline is structured to provide funding for the following fall term.

View additional information about individual National Named Scholarships offered

Online Application System can be accessed here

Questions? 
Contact Vicki Pinsky at 800-443-9353, ext 212


International Scholarships
International Scholarships are awarded to full-time international students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in joining sciences.  Applicants can be matriculating in accredited joining science programs at an institution located anywhere in the world.

View additional information about International Scholarships including application deadlines

Online Application System can be accessed here

Questions? 
Contact Vicki Pinsky at 800-443-9353, ext 212


Educator Scholarships
Educator scholarships are awarded to current welding educators or individuals pursuing a career in welding education.  National Level scholarships require applicants be enrolled in a college or university and be pursuing an AS, AAS, BS, MS, or PhD degree in an area related to welding.

District Level scholarship funds may be used for professional development courses. However, preference will be given to those applicants pursuing their AS, AAS, BS, MS, or PhD degree in an area related to welding.  Applicants must attend an educational institution within the boundaries of the pertinent AWS District in which they apply.

View additional information about the National and District level Educator Scholarships along with the application

Questions? 
Contact Vicki Pinsky at 800-443-9353, ext 212

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