Robert L. Peaslee Brazing Scholarship

Robert L. Peaslee Brazing Scholarship

For a Student Pursuing a Four Year Bachelors Degree, or graduate degree, in an Engineering School Program with an Emphasis on Brazing Applications.

This fund was established in 2004 by Robert L. Peaslee and the AWS Detroit Brazing and Soldering Division of the AWS Detroit Section.


The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals attending an accredited engineering college or university with an emphasis on Brazing applications


The Robert L. Peaslee Brazing Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a minimum four year bachelors degree, or graduate degree, in an engineering school program emphasizing brazing applications. All applications must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
  • Applicant must be at least a college junior.
  • Applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average in engineering courses.
  • No financial need is required to qualify.
  • Applicant must submit all required application information.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, Canada, or Mexico and be attending an academic institution located within the United States or Canada.
  • Applicant must show an emphasis on brazing applications in their coursework. Provide course titles for brazing classes you have taken, are taking, or are planning to take (specify for each course). If the course title does not have brazing in the title, you must include the course description or relevant extract.
  • Applicant may reapply; however, persons who have received this award may be granted the award for a maximum of two years.

The award will be present to individuals nationwide. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.


The recipient will be chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, selected by the education Scholarship Committee. The Selection Committee will determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be announced at the National Awards Luncheon.


One $5,000 award will be given annually.

No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.

Application Information

Applicant must submit the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Two letters or reference only
  3. Personal Statement should include
    • Demonstated timelines and completion of assignments
    • Creativity in solving problems
    • Demonstated responsibility on own initiative
    • Ability to work well with others
    • Organizational skills (ability to handle multiple tasks, time management)
    • Participation in class, campus and outside organizations
    • Participation in AWS Student and Section activities
    • General Background information
    • Career Objectives
    • Include one paragraph on your interest in brazing, and your career goals. In addition, describe any work or other experiences you have had involving brazing. Include any other information that would help the Selection Committee in selecting you as the recipient.
  4. Transcript
  5. Statement of Unmet Financial Need
  6. Verification of Enrollment

Please note: Recipients will be asked to submit a photograph for publicity purposes.

Scholarship Application