Past Presidents Scholarship

Past Presidents Scholarship

The Past Presidents Scholarship was established by contributions from individuals who have served as AWS President, supplemented by contributions from the American Welding Society, in recognition of the years of dedication given by those who have served as President.

Purpose

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering, welding engineering technology, or an engineering program with an emphasis on welding (bonding and joining included), or be a graduate student pursuing a Masters or Doctorate in engineering and/or management.

Eligibility

The Past Presidents Scholarship will be awarded to a college junior or senior pursuing a bachelors degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, or an engineering program with an emphasis on welding (bonding and joining included), or be a graduate student pursuing a Masters or Doctorate in engineering and/or management. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • A college student must be a junior, senior, or Graduate level (Masters or Ph.D).
  • An undergraduate student must be pursuing a bachelors degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, or an engineering program with emphasis on welding (includes bonding and joining).
  • A graduate student, with a bachelors degree in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology, must be pursuing a Masters or Doctorate in engineering and/or management.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership qualities, i.e., community involvement, AWS Section or other professional society participation, industry leadership, and be an AWS Member.
  • One or more recommendation letters must come from community members, local AWS Section Officers, and/or AWS District Directors, attesting to leadership capability.
  • One or more recommendation letters must come from Faculty (if a student), or from Employer (if employed).
  • Applicant must submit a 300-500 word essay on his/her objectives/aspirations in the field of welding.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need. The award will be presented to individuals nationwide.

The AWS Foundation, Inc. does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.

Selection

The recipient will be chosen by a sub-committee of the Education Scholarship Committee.

Awards

One award of $2,500 paid to the recipient’s college or university. Awards are for tuition and books only.

Scholarship Application