National Scholarships

National Scholarships

Purpose
National Scholarships are for students pursuing a specific degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

Eligibility Overview
These are some general requirements to keep in mind when applying for National Scholarships:

  • Some scholarships only allow recipients who have won the award to apply one time. They can’t reapply once they have received the scholarship.
  • Financial need can also be a determining factor when a recipient is selected.
  • It’s important to remember that some scholarships require applicants to be a member of AWS. To apply for an AWS student membership, please visit the Student Membership page.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in vocational schools, technical colleges, community colleges, or universities should apply if they meet the needed criteria.

*If you’re a professor or instructor, please share this information with your students.

Eligibility Requirements
Each individual scholarship has its own requirements. Please refer scholarship descriptions in the National Scholarships Table for more information.

Submission Deadline
The deadline to apply for all National Scholarships is February 15th for the following fall term.

Application Process
To fill out an application for a National Scholarship, please use the Scholarship Application System.


Selection
The recipient will be chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, selected by the Education Scholarship Committee.

Awards
Each of the national scholarships are worth a minimum of $2,500* annually. No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards are for tuition and books only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.
*The D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie Technical Scholarship is worth $2,000 annually.

Questions
If you have any questions about National Scholarships or how to apply, please contact Vicki Pinsky at 800-443-9353 ext. 212. Her email is vpinsky@aws.org.

 

National Scholarship
Citizenship
Major
GPA
Education Level
Howard E. and Wilma J Adkins Memorial ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.8Undergraduate
Airgas - Jerry Baker ScholarshipUSA/CanadaWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology2.8Undergraduate
Airgas - Terry Jarvis ScholarshipUSA/CanadaWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.8Undergraduate
Air Products Women of Gases & Welding ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Arsham Amirikian Eng. ScholarshipUSA/CanadaCivil Engineering / Welding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding Related3.0Undergraduate
Donald J. Beneteau ScholarshipUSA/CanadaWelding Related Program3.0Undergraduate
Jack R. Barckhoff Welding Management ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering2.5Undergraduate
D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering3.0Undergraduate
D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie Technical ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering2.8Undergraduate
Edward J. Brady Memorial ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Art Kleppen Family - CK Worldwide ScholarshipUSATIG Welding Related ProgramNoneUndergraduate
William A. and Ann M. Brothers ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding / Welding Related Program2.5Undergraduate
John Deere ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding / Welding Related Program3.0Undergraduate
Jack and Jo Dammann National ScholarshipUSAEngineering degree / a STEM degree / Business degree with a marketing emphasis2.7Undergraduate / Graduate
Jack and Jo Dammann Technical ScholarshipUSACertificate or Associates degree in Welding2.5Undergraduate
Elizabeth Fray Women in Welding ScholarshipUSAWelding RelatedNone 
Donald F. Hastings ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Don & Shirley Hastings ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
William B. Howell Memorial ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding / Welding Related Program2.5Undergraduate
Barbara and Richard Couch Hypertherm ScholarshipInternationalWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding Related2.8Undergraduate
John C. Lincoln Memorial ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
John F. Hinrichs Memorial ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
n/aHigh School / Undergraduate
Matsuo Bridge Company Ltd. Of Japan ScholarshipUSACivil Engineering / Welding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding Related3.0Undergraduate / Graduate
Peter McCausland-Airgas Scholarship Welding RelatedNone 
Nancy and Barry Carlson ScholarshipUSAWelding Related Program2.8Undergraduate
Miller ElectricUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
3.0Undergraduate
Glenn W. Oyler Memorial Technical ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Robert G. and Annette H. Pali ScholarshipUSAEngineering or Science related to Math, Physics, or Chemistry3.0Undergraduate
Past Presidents ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / EngineeringNoneUndergraduate / Graduate
Robert L. Peaslee Brazing ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Materials Joining, Brazing3.0Undergraduate / Graduate
Praxair Intl ScholarshipUSA/CanadaWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
William A. Rice Family, Women in Welding ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology /
Materials Joining Engineering / Materials Joining Technology
NoneUndergraduate
RWMA ScholarshipUSA/CanadaWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
3.0Undergraduate
Richard J. Seif Technical Sales & Marketing ScholarshipUSA/CanadaEngineering or Business with a Sales or Marketing emphasis2.5Undergraduate
John M. Stropki ScholarshipUSA/CanadaWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
3.0Undergraduate
James A. Turner Memorial ScholarshipUSABusiness DegreeNoneUndergraduate
Victor Technologies Award for Excellence in Welding ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
3.0Undergraduate
Victor Technologies Cutting and Welding ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Robert W. White, Sr. ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering3.2Undergraduate
Ron Whitman ScholarshipUSAMaterials Joining Engineering2.5Undergraduate


Miller Electric International WorldSkills Competition Scholarship

This Miller Electric International WorldSkills Competition Scholarship is only available to applicants who have competed in Skills USA Welding Championships series. In order to qualify, applicants must have competed in the National SkillsUSA Competition. They must also advance to the AWS Weld Trials competition at the AWS International Welding and Fabrication Exposition and Convention, which is held on a bi-annual basis.

Scholarships will be awarded under the following guidelines:
The winner of the U.S. Weld Trial Competition will receive the following:

  • The Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Scholarship consisting of up to $10,000 per year for a period of four consecutive years (total maximum $40,000); Up to $1,000 in AWS Publications; a four-year complimentary full AWS membership; an AWS Certification to which he/she qualifies at the trials. The winner qualifies for this award with his/her successful completion of the World Skills Competition; otherwise student accepts an award equivalent to a runner-up scholarship.

The runners-up of the U.S. Weld Trial Competition will receive:

  • A $1,000 scholarship to be used within two years of the Weld Trial Competition; a one-year complimentary full AWS membership; an AWS Certification to which he/she qualifies at the trials.

Runners-up are eligible to receive awards on June 1, following the Weld Trials Competition and upon successful completion of the appropriate application information.

Scholarships to runners-up may be requested anytime within a two-year span of the Weld Trials Competition.

Educational purposes include any post-secondary course(s) related to the field of welding or related joining technologies (i.e. - certificate programs, two-year programs, four-year programs, seminars, workshops, certification courses, etc.)

Distribution of awards will be made directly to the student's academic institution and/or educational organization. No payment will be made to directly to the student.

Students agree to participate in AWS, AWS Foundation and/or sponsored publicity related to the Weld Trials Competition.

Awarding of scholarship shall be discretionary and subject to availability of funds.


For more information about this scholarship, please contact Vicki Pinsky at ext. 212. Her email is vpinsky@aws.org.