Nancy and Barry Carlson Scholarship
Nancy Carlson spent 26 years at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory in the nondestructive evaluation group. She worked with the welding group on sensing and control of welding processes. During that time, she was actively involved in the American Welding Society.
She served as a section officer for the Idaho/Montana section. She was the District Director of ID, MT, WY, CO, NM, and UT for three years. She also served as a committee member and chairman of the AWS Education Scholarship Committee for over a decade. None of her AWS activities would have been possible without the support of her husband and daughter.
Barry Carlson served his country for 20 years in the US Navy; both in wartime and peacetime. He also had the opportunity to teach basics in electricity and electronics at a school in Great Lakes. His Navy years allowed him to spend significant time in the Pacific; it allowed him to help many junior enlisted members of the electrical and engineering division learn their craft.
This scholarship is available to honorably discharged veterans in their second year of welding studies. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate welding program.
This scholarship is awarded to an honorably discharged veteran in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate welding or welding related program.
This scholarship is awarded to an honorably discharged veteran in at least their second year of a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate welding or welding related program. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and be a citizen of the United States.
The recipient will be chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of at least five (5) members from the Education Scholarship Committee.
The award is $2,500, paid directly to the academic institution on the recipient’s behalf.
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.