Air Products Women of Gases & Welding Scholarship
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 75 years. The company provides industrial gases and related equipment to dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. Approximately 16,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world.
Air Products has been involved in promoting and supporting technical education for many years. The company is engaged in career and technical programs such as SkillsUSA, World Skills, and SkillWeld UK through strategic donations from the Air Products Foundation. Air Products’ partnerships complement the company’s other activities designed to support diversity and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The new scholarship was inspired by the WGW, an organization launched last year for the advocacy, recruitment, and professional development of females in the gases and welding industry. The scholarship will be awarded to a female pursing higher education in a welding or engineering discipline, who has proven to be an exceptional student and is eager to start her career in the industry.
The Air Products Women of Gases & Welding Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in a welding or welding-related educational program. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
- Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma.
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and plan to attend an academic institution located within a specific state.
- Eligible candidates will be female.
- Financial need is not required, however, priority will be given to those demonstrating a financial need.
- Applicant must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year welding-related educational program.
- Applicant must submit all required application information.
- Applicant must have a 2.5 overall grade point average.
- Student must be enrolled full time.
- Award is only made one time to a student. Applicants may not reapply.
Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society. The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.
The scholarship recipient will be chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of at least five (5) members from the Education Scholarship Committee.
The annual award is $2,500. No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards are for tuition and fees only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.
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