American Welding Society - Awards Programs

The AWS Awards are designed to recognize men and women in the industrial, education and research communities who have made distinctive contributions to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied processes, including joining, brazing and soldering, cutting and thermal spraying.


Honorary/Meritorious Awards Committee

Honorary Membership Award:
The nominee is selected at least 10 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the AWS Honorary-Meritorious Awards Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

International Meritorious Certification Award:
The nominee is selected at least 10 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the AWS Honorary-Meritorious Awards Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

William Irrgang Memorial Award:
The nominee is selected at least 10 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the AWS Honorary-Meritorious Awards Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

National Meritorious Certification Award:
The nominee is selected at least 10 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the AWS Honorary-Meritorious Awards Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

George E. Willis Award:
The nominee is selected at least 10 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the AWS Honorary-Meritorious Awards Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

For pdf directory downloads and nomination forms please use the links on the left hand side of this page under "AWS Awards Directory".

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