Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients!

This year the AWS Foundation will award more than $1.4 million in scholarships to support nearly 1,000 students in welding and related academic and training programs across the country.

2019-20 National Scholarships

$5,000+ Scholarships

William A. & Ann M. Brothers Scholarship 
   
River Carpenter - The Ohio State University

Robert L. Peaslee Brazing Scholarship 
   
Michael Aja - Pennsylvania College of Technology

William A. Rice Family, Women in Welding Scholarship 
  Cassandra Machen - Ferris State University

Jack and Jo Dammann Scholarship 
   Nathaniel Lyon - Pennsylvania College of Technology

John M. Stropki Scholarship 
   
Emily O'Neil - Ithaca College
   Tam Nguyen-Huynh - The Ohio State University
   Jordan Perrin - University of Cincinnati
   Christopher Nguyen - University of Oklahoma

$4,000 - $3,000 Scholarships

D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie Scholarship 
   Daniella Morris - The Ohio State University

Samuel Gentry Scholarship 
   Celena Kellow - Green River Community College

Barbara and Richard Couch Hypertherm Scholarship
   Levi Woods - Ferris State University

Elizabeth Fray Women In Welding and Welding Arts Scholarship 
   Barb LeGeyt - Pennsylvania College of Technology
   Raegan Lee - Doña Ana Community College

Tom Landon Scholarship
   Miguel Gonzalez - LeTourneau University
   Joe Kleindienst - LeTourneau University
   Amber Van Duyn - LeTourneau University

John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship 
   Liya Amanuel - The Ohio State University

Past Presidents Scholarship 
   Alex Draheim - Ferris State University

Barbara and Richard Couch Hypertherm Scholarship 
   Joseph Carney - Ferris State University

Donald J. Beneteau Scholarship 
   Jacob Florence - Weber State University

Jack R. Barckhoff Welding Management Scholarship
   Nicholas Berchert - Ferris State University
   Gabe Meyer - Ferris State University

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Scholarship 
   Nolan Nowak - Ferris State University
   John Rappette - Ferris State University

Resistance Welding Manufacturers Alliance Scholarship
   Benjamin Warnick - Weber State University

Richard J. Seif Technical Sales & Marketing Scholarship
   Austin Turner - Brigham Young University

$2,500 - $1,500 Scholarships

Air Products Women in Gases and Welding Scholarship 
   
Callahan Jobe - Santa Fe Community College

Airgas – Jerry Baker Scholarship
   
Christopher Hill - Ferris State University

Airgas – Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship 
 
 Kevin McIlvaine - The Ohio State University

Arsham Amirikian Engineering Scholarship 
 
 Leah Jodoin - Ferris State University

Art Kleppen Family – CK Worldwide Scholarship 
   
John Limberis - Elgin Community College

Art Kleppen Family – CK Worldwide Scholarship
   
Wyethe Smallish - Milwaukee Area Technical College

D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie Technical Scholarship
 
 Karly Faricy - Bellingham Technical College

Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship 
   
Luke Walker - The Ohio State University

Donald F. Hastings Scholarship 
 
 Isaac Sultzer - Ferris State University

Edward J. Brady Memorial Scholarship 
 
 Bryce Canada - Ferris State University

Glenn W. Oyler Memorial Technical Scholarship
   
Alanna Byrne - Central New Mexico Community College

Glenn W. Oyler Memorial Technical Scholarship 
   
Jayde Schuler - Ohio Technical College

Howard E. and Wilma J. Adkins Memorial Scholarship 
 
 Stephen Quaglieri - University of Wisconsin-Stout

Jack and Jo Dammann Technical Scholarship
 
 Braxton Boothe - Front Range Community College

John Deere Scholarship
 
 Joseph Kleindienst - LeTourneau University

John Deere Scholarship 
 
 Maria Cantin - Pennsylvania College of Technology

Matsuo Bridge Company Ltd. of Japan Scholarship 
   
Taylor Hau - Ferris State University

Nancy and Barry Carlson Scholarship 
 
 Jonathan Medellin - Hill College

Praxair International Scholarship 
   
Trevor Ellis - Brigham Young University-Idaho

Ray and Sandy Shook Scholarship 
   
Nate Stagg - College of Eastern Utah

Resistance Welding Manufacturers Alliance Scholarship 
   
Garrett Lindgren - Ferris State University

Robert W. White, Sr. Scholarship 
   
Jesse Pagtalunan - Ferris State University

Ron Whitman Scholarship
 
 Ryan Fitzgerald - LeTourneau University

Samuel Thomas Family Scholarship 
   
Karl Machamer - Pennsylvania College of Technology

Victor Technologies Scholarship 
 
 Shane Goslin - LeTourneau University

Victor Technologies Scholarship 
   
Zachary King - Pennsylvania College of Technology

William B. Howell Memorial Scholarship 
   
Frederick Junior Heurtebise - Ferris State University

William Fray Welding Scholarship 
   
William Crumbley - Wallace State Community College

D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie Technical Scholarship 
   
Terri Nusbaum - American River College

William Fray Welding Scholarship 
 
 Makenzie Voss - Lake Area Technical Institute

Robert G. and Annette H. Pali Scholarship 
   
Emily Sinclair - Mississippi State University

Educator Scholarships

Earl C. Lipphardt Educator Scholarship 
   Jessica Lloyd
   Instructor at Fox Valley Technical College

Jackson Safety Educator Scholarship 
 
 Sarah Walker
   Instructor at Washtenaw Community College

Stropki STEM Educator Scholarship 
   
Brian Keechle
   Instructor at Chemeketa Community College
   
Tim Turner Educator Scholarship

   Jeremiah Harmon
   Instructor at Hutchinson High School

William Kielhorn Educator Scholarship
 
 Richard Samanich
   Instructor at College of Southern Nevada

International Scholarship

AWS International Scholarship
 
 Bahram Mirzaei – Ibaraki University (Japan)

2019-20 District Scholarships

District 1
Barb LeGeyt – Pennsylvania College of Technology
Jonathan Locke – Wentworth Institute of Technology
Jack Mandella – LeTourneau University
Nico Pellegri – Advanced Welding Institute

District 2
Logan Garrison – Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Caleb MacGray – LeTourneau University
Hunter Madron – Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Aidan Cole Smith – Rowan University
Robert Staudigel – Pennsylvania College of Technology

District 3
Skyler Graver – Pennsylvania College of Technology
Karl Machamer – Pennsylvania College of Technology
Rachel Sauers – Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Jayde Schuler – Ohio Technical College
Tyler Sones – Pennsylvania College of Technology

District 4
Aaron Brown – Ferris State University
Margaret Cannon – The University of Alabama
Christian Hawkins – Wilkes Community College
Dylan Hobbs – Advanced Technology Institute
Staisha Imobisa – Advanced Technology Institute
Matthew Lee – Central Virginia Community College
Sonya Watford – Pitt Community College

District 5
Jose Afonso – University of South Florida
Damon Denan – Tulsa Welding School
Paul Galvan – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Derek Rosner – Valencia Community College
Joshua Stevens – Southern Crescent Technical College
Cristina Velez Santos – Valencia Community College

District 6
Daniel Barry – SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Tom Gallets – Ferris State University
Justin Liechti – Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Hannah Lukeman – Ohio Technical College
William Snyder – Alfred State College

District 7
River Carpenter – The Ohio State University
Colin Edmonds – Pennsylvania College of Technology
Jacob Hornberger – Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Mitchell Jones – Clark State Community College
Luke Lively – Tulsa Welding School
Ceile Moore – The Ohio State University
Gage Mosley – The Ohio State University

District 8
Kenneth Arnett – Northwest Shoals Community College
Denzel Bridges – The University of Tennessee
Gregory Cornelius – Wallace State Community College
William Crumbley – Wallace State Community College
Josh Forsyth – Jefferson State Community College
Garrett Francis – Wallace State Community College
Karen Higgins – Wallace State Community College
William Hunderman – Northwest Shoals Community College
Lathan Lee – Kentucky Welding Institute
Ratessiea Lett – The Ohio State University
Michael Riddle – Tri-County Technical College
Caleb Roberts – Kentucky Welding Institute
Hunter Smartt – Motlow State Community College
Biviano Tinajero – Wallace State Community College
Estafani Torres – Wallace State Community College
Hunter Trull – Haywood Community College
Cynthia Vantrease – TCAT Hartsville

District 9
David Crawford – University of South Alabama
Caleb Cutts – Auburn University
Steven Diggs – Southeastern Louisiana University
Austin Handley – Wallace State Community College
William Parsons – Wallace Community College
Grayson Phillips – Wallace State Community College
Jonah Shorter – Wallace Community College
Skyler Vega – Pennsylvania College of Technology
Joseph Williamson – Shelton State Community College
Andrew Woods – Wallace Community College

District 10
Jeremy Carlson – Pennsylvania College of Technology
Raymond Laylin – Lakeland Community College
Ryan Lehnortt – Indiana State University of Pennsylvania
Aric Micko – The Ohio State University
Natalie Rhoades – Pennsylvania College of Technology
Erik Speer – Gannon University
Isaac Sultzer – Ferris State University

District 11
Bryce Canada – Ferris State University
Maria Cantin – Pennsylvania College of Technology
Nolan Nowak – Ferris State University
Jesse Pagtalunan – Ferris State University
John Rappette – Ferris State University
Luke Stolarski – Pennsylvania College of Technology

District 12
Alex Draheim – Ferris State University
Sean Durian – University of Wisconsin-Stout
Caleb Christopher Gross – South Dakota State University
Taylor Hau – Ferris State University
Michael McGuire – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Gabe Meyer – Ferris State University
Stephen Quaglieri – University of Wisconsin-Stout
John Rappette – Ferris State University
Katherine Russell – Michigan Technological University
Grayson Vandenbush – Milwaukee School of Engineering

District 13
Sean Drexler – Kankakee Community College
Joseph Kleindienst – LeTourneau University
Tatum Hall – Olivet Nazarene University
John Limberis – Elgin Community College
Thomas Limberis – Elgin Community College
Cassandra Machen – Ferris State University
Kiley Rosnes – Illinois Valley Community College

District 14
Timothy Borawski – Missouri Welding Institute
Kody Buck – Hobart Welding Institute of Technology
Roger Hood – Hobart Welding Institute of Technology
Hunter Houghton – Missouri Welding Institute
Samuel Lentz – Ohio Technical College
Lee Rohrer – Ivy Tech Community College
Jeremy Tinker – Tulsa Welding School

District 15
Morgan Berg – North Dakota State College of Science
Trace Beumer – Lynnes Welding Training
Mark Kerkaert – Lake Area Technical Institute
Forrest Van Loom – Williston State College
Emerson Meidinger – North Dakota State College of Science
Logan Nordahl – Lynnes Welding Training
Luke Tollefson – Ridgewater College
Ian Sozonov – Anoka Technical College
Tamara Topley – Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Annabelle Vikingson – Western Technical College

District 16
Skyler Allison – Indian Hills Community College
Parker Boring – Coffeyville Community College
Garrett Brooks – Missouri Welding Institute
Kassidy Kitzmiller – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Tyler Kleinsasser – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Davyd Labata – Mitchell Technical Institute
Charlene Pettibon - Missouri Welding Institute
Jace Ritchie – Southeast Community College
Dalton Stoner – Metropolitan Community College
Avery Tauke – Kirkwood Community College
Makenzie Voss – Lake Area Technical Institute

District 17
Jeffrey Estright – National Park Community College
Kaleb Gabbert – LeTourneau University
Shane Goslin – LeTourneau University
Joseph Kleindienst – LeTourneau University
Luke Skinner – LeTourneau University

District 18
Joshua Alegria – Tulsa Welding School
Hayley Anguiano – LeTourneau University
Dariana Barrios-Salas – LeTourneau University
Hanna Clark – New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
Jared Daniels – New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
Chantel Flores – South Texas College
Jay Fuentes – St. Philips College 
Richard Garcia – Southwest Texas Junior College
Thanh Pham – San Jacinto Community College
Joshua Rupert – LeTourneau University
Michael Schmidt – Tulsa Welding School
Zale Vaughn – Tyler Junior College

District 19
Karsten Anderson – Colorado School of Mines
Alejandro Cesaro – University of Alberta
Mitchell Grams – University of Alberta
Celena Kellow – Green River Community College
Anna Lever – Clackamas Community College
Yi Lu – University of Alberta
Ying Wang – University of Alberta
Kevin Wilson – Clackamas Community College

District 20
David Ahlborn – Snow College
Blake Bell – Aims Community College
Ryan Benally – Navajo Technical College
Nicgerreitt Cambridge – Navajo Technical College
Ellary Golumb – Northwest College
Joe Johnson - Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Shandora Nelwood – Navajo Technical College
Hunter Robbins – Lincoln College of Technology
Katelynn Soske – Eastern Wyoming College
Nicholas Widdel – Pikes Peak Community College
Cassandra Wisser – College of Western Idaho

District 21
Skylar Matthew Gilmore – Northern Arizona University
Shane Garrett Goslin – LeTourneau University
Bradley Nicoll – Brigham Young University-Idaho
Bryan Alonso Osegueda – Cal Poly Pomona

District 22
Arianna Alvarez – University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hai Chuong – Cosumnes River College
Sara Greenwood – Butte College
Seth Lerma – Butte College
Terri Nusbaum – American River College
Jesus Martinez Perez – American River College
Dayton Ramoz – Butte College
Christopher Shamblin – American River College
Tristen Talley – Fresno City College


 

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