Resistance Welder Manufacturers’ Association Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Resistance Welder Manufacturers’ Association (RWMA) to perpetuate its legacy of support for welding education.
The RWMA was a trade association founded in 1936 to promote the technical and economic advantages of the resistance welding process. For 70 years, the members of the RWMA volunteered their time and pooled their resources to ensure that every opportunity was afforded to those individuals who had an interest in the resistance welding process.
This scholarship was established upon the dissolution of the RWMA in 2005, to commemorate the efforts of all those who had worked throughout the years to provide opportunities for learning. The Resistance Welder Manufacturers’ Association Scholarship continues, under the direction of the AWS Foundation, to support students of the resistance welding process. The hope is that the scholarship recipients will learn to appreciate the simple elegance and robustness of the process, so that they can carry the message forward to the next generation.
The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals who express an interest in the resistance welding process while pursuing a career in welding engineering.
This scholarship is available to U. S. and Canadian citizens who are students majoring in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology. These students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria.
- Junior level student in a four-year program only.
- Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average.
- Financial need is not required.
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or Canada, and plan to attend an academic institution located within the United States or Canada.
- Applicant must be working towards a four-year degree in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology.
- Applicant must submit a completed application.
- Applicant must provide an essay of 500 words or less about why the student wishes to become involved in the resistance welding industry.
- Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or an Academic Advisor using the RWMA Scholarship Recommendation form.
- Candidates must submit a second letter of recommendation from another party, such as an employer, using the RWMA Scholarship Recommendation form.
- Candidates must submit a personal statement to include the following information: demonstrated timeliness and completion of assignments, creativity in solving problems, demonstrated responsibility on own initiative, ability to work well with others, organization skills (ability to handle multiple tasks, time management), participation in class, campus and outside organizations, participation in AWS Student and Section activities, and career objectives.