Matsuo Bridge Company, Ltd. of Japan Scholarship
Matsuo Bridge Company, Ltd. of Japan is one of Japan’s leading fabricators of steel for bridges, buildings and other structures. Established in 1925, the company operates steel fabrication plants in Sakai (Osaka), Chiba (Tokyo) and Shanghai, China. In addition to sales offices in every major city throughout Japan, the company has overseas representative offices in Houston, Texas and Hanoi, Vietnam and a subsidiary company, Hamilton Construction Company, in Springfield, Oregon. Listed on the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges, Matsuo Bridge boasts numerous signature projects throughout Japan, including the world’s longest suspension bridge. The company has also completed projects in North and South America, Asia and the Middle East.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an individual interested in pursuing a career in civil engineering, welding engineering, or welding engineering technology.
The Matsuo Bridge Company, Ltd. of Japan Scholarship will be awarded to a college junior or senior, or a graduate student pursuing a degree in civil engineering, welding engineering, welding engineering technology, or related discipline. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
- Applicant must have a high school diploma.
- Applicant must have a 3.0 overall grade point average.
- Student must be enrolled full or part time in an accredited college or university in the United States.
- Applicant must submit all application information.
Note: The award will be available to students nationwide; however, priority will be given to individuals residing in the states of California, Texas, Oregon or Washington. (A resident is defined as having lived in a specified area for a minimum of one year.)
The rcipient does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society; however, he/she must agree to participate in the AWS Foundation or Matsuo Bridge Company, Ltd. of Japan Sponsored publicity.
The AWS Foundation, Inc. does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.
The recipient will be chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, selected by the Education Scholarship Committee.
The Selection Committee will determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be announced at the National Awards Luncheon.
One $2,500 award will be given annually.
Become a Skilled Tradeperson
The demand for most trades is strong and getting stronger. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts healthy growth in the neighborhood of 8 to 9 percent over the next decade. Jobs associated with building and rebuilding roads, bridges, water, and the power grid are expected to grow by double-digit percentages–faster than the overall economy.