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National Scholarships

National Scholarships

Applications for 2022-23 National, District, and Section Scholarships are now closed.

Applications for 2023-24 National Scholarships will open on December 1, 2022.

 

Important Dates

December 1st

Applications open for 2022-23 Scholarships
Apply online at scholarship.aws.org

March 1st

Deadline to apply for National, District, and Section Scholarships

May-June

Selections made for National and District Scholarships 

May-July

Selections made for Section Scholarships


Purpose
More than 130 donor-funded scholarships, totaling over $600,000, are available for students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree in welding or a related discipline. Scholarships range from $3,000-$6,000+. Applicants are required to submit two references and official transcripts.

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

  • Two letters of recommendations are required.
  • Applicant must have an official transcript set my email or mail directly from the school or third-party transcript provider.
  • Some National Scholarships require demonstrated financial need, which means the cost of attendance exceeds the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as found on the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).  The SAR must be submitted in addition to cost of attendance documentation to be eligible for these scholarships.
  • Some scholarships require or have a preference for 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.

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

Submission Deadline
The deadline to apply for all National Scholarships is March 1st 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 the AWS Foundation Education Scholarship Committee.

Awards
Each of the national scholarships are worth a minimum of $3,000 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.

Questions
If you have any questions, please contact the AWS Foundation.

 

National Scholarship

Major

GPA

Education Level

Airgas - Jerry Baker ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology2.8Undergraduate
Airgas - Terry Jarvis ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.8Undergraduate
Air Products Women of Gases & Welding ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Anthony T. D'Annessa Memorial ScholarshipWelding Engineering2.5Undergraduate
Arsham Amirikian Eng. ScholarshipCivil Engineering / Welding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding Related3.0Undergraduate
Art Kleppen Family - CK Worldwide ScholarshipTIG Welding Related ProgramNoneUndergraduate
AWS Foundation Donor ScholarshipWelding or related field2.0Undergraduate
Barbara and Richard Couch Hypertherm ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding Related2.8Undergraduate
Board of Directors ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding2.5Undergraduate
Carey & Melissa Chen ScholarshipWelding or related field2.0Undergraduate
Donald F. Hastings ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Don & Shirley Hastings ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Donald J. Beneteau ScholarshipWelding or related field3.0Undergraduate
D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie ScholarshipWelding Engineering3.0Undergraduate
D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie Technical ScholarshipWelding Engineering2.8Undergraduate
Edward J. Brady Memorial ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Elizabeth Fray Women in Welding ScholarshipWelding or related field2.5Undergraduate
ESAB ScholarshipWelding or related field2.0Undergraduate
Glenn W. Oyler Memorial Technical ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology ScholarshipWelding2.0Undergraduate
Howard E. and Wilma J Adkins Memorial ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.8Undergraduate
Jack and Jo Dammann National ScholarshipEngineering degree / a STEM degree / Business degree with a marketing emphasis2.7Undergraduate / Graduate
Jack and Jo Dammann Technical ScholarshipCertificate or Associates degree in Welding2.5Undergraduate
Jack R. Barckhoff Welding Management ScholarshipWelding Engineering2.5Undergraduate
James A. Turner Memorial ScholarshipBusiness DegreeNoneUndergraduate
John Deere ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding / Welding Related Program3.0Undergraduate
John C. Lincoln Memorial ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
John F. Hinrichs Memorial ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
n/aHigh School / Undergraduate
John M. Stropki ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
3.0Undergraduate
Matsuo Bridge Company Ltd. Of Japan ScholarshipCivil Engineering / Welding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding Related3.0Undergraduate / Graduate
Miller ElectricWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
3.0Undergraduate
Nancy and Barry Carlson ScholarshipWelding or related field2.8Undergraduate
OKI Bering/Dillhoff Family ScholarshipWelding or related field2.0Undergraduate
Past Presidents ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / EngineeringNoneUndergraduate / Graduate
Peter McCausland-Airgas ScholarshipWelding or related fieldNone 
Praxair Intl ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
Ray and Sandy Shook ScholarshipAssociate degree in Welding or Business, Sales or Marketing with an emphasis in welding2.5Undergraduate
RWMA ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
3.0Undergraduate
Richard J. Seif Technical Sales & Marketing ScholarshipEngineering or Business with a Sales or Marketing emphasis2.5Undergraduate
Robert G. and Annette H. Pali ScholarshipEngineering or Science related to Math, Physics, or Chemistry3.0Undergraduate
Robert L. Peaslee Brazing ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Materials Joining, Brazing3.0Undergraduate / Graduate
Ron Pierce Memorial ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology2.5Undergraduate
Robert W. White, Sr. ScholarshipWelding Engineering3.2Undergraduate
Ron Whitman ScholarshipMaterials Joining Engineering2.5Undergraduate
Samuel Gentry ScholarshipAssociates degree in WeldingNoneUndergraduate
Tony Ferguson Memorial ScholarshipWelding2.5Undergraduate
Victor Technologies Award for Excellence in Welding ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
3.0Undergraduate
Victor Technologies Cutting and Welding ScholarshipWelding Engineering /
Welding Engineering Technology
2.5Undergraduate
William A. and Ann M. Brothers ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding / Welding Related Program2.5Undergraduate
William A. Rice Family, Women in Welding ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology /
Materials Joining Engineering / Materials Joining Technology
NoneUndergraduate
William B. Howell Memorial ScholarshipWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding / Welding Related Program2.5Undergraduate

Questions
If you have any questions, please contact foundation@aws.org