Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA) to perpetuate its legacy of support for welding education and commemorate the efforts of all those who had worked throughout the years to provide opportunities for learning. 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.
Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA) is an active network of industry professionals that advances resistance welding technologies, supports the highest technical standards for the industry and shares best practices amongst all its members in order to shape the future of our industry for the next generation. Promoting the technology by educating the manufacturing community in documented processes, standards and advancements are critical to keeping resistance welding at the forefront of automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing.
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.
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