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National Scholarships

National Scholarships

Applications for 2021-2022 National, District, and Section Scholarships are now open.

Apply online at scholarship.aws.org

Deadline is March 1

 

Important Dates

December 1st

Applications open for 2021-22 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 60 donor-funded scholarships, totaling over $200,000, are available for students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree in welding or a related discipline. Scholarships range from $2,000-$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 $2,000 annually for two-year programs and $2,500 for four-year programs. 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
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
Board of Directors ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding2.5Undergraduate
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 
Samuel Gentry ScholarshipUSA/CanadaAssociates degree in WeldingNoneUndergraduate
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
Ray and Sandy Shook ScholarshipUSAAssociate degree in Welding or Business, Sales or Marketing with an emphasis in welding2.5Undergraduate
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
Anthony T. D'Annessa Memorial ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering2.5Undergraduate
Tony Ferguson Memorial ScholarshipUSAWelding Engineering / Welding Engineering Technology / Welding2.5Undergraduate

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