Section-Named and District-Named Scholarships

Section-Named and District-Named Scholarships

Purpose
The general purpose of the Section-Named and District Named scholarships is to promote welding education on a section and district level. They can be named after individuals who’ve helped to shape the welding industry and the American Welding Society in a significant way.

Eligibility Requirements
Each scholarship's eligibility requirements are individually listed. For more information, please view the scholarship that you are interested in or visit the section website.

Submission Deadline
The deadline to apply for Section-Named and District-Named Scholarships varies. Please review each scholarship criteria.

Application Process
To apply for a scholarship, please view the information in the list below. You can also visit the section or district website for more information.

Selection
The district or section who is offering the scholarship will decide who receives the awards.

Awards
Each scholarship has its own award, based on the fund balance.

Questions
If you have any questions about Section or District Named Scholarships, please contact your local section or district. You may also contact the AWS Foundation.


Section Named Scholarships

Acadiana Section Scholarship

  • Charles Lewis, Jr. – AWS Acadiana Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Acadiana Section to honor Mr. Lewis.  For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Alberta Section Scholarship

  • For more information about the Alberta Section Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Arizona Section Scholarship

  • Arizona Section Halls of Knowledge Scholarship
    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals attending an accredited technical college, community college, or university with an emphasis on Welding Technology, Manufacturing, and/or Engineering studies. The student must reside in the state of Arizona.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Baton Rouge Section Scholarship

  • O. J. Templet Memorial - Baton Rouge Section Named Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by BR Welding Supply and other donors in memory of O.J. Templet.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

  • Baton Rouge Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Baton Rouge Section.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

  • George and Glenda Fairbanks - Baton Rouge Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Fairbanks for a student in the Baton Rouge Section.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Boston Section Scholarship

  • Seabury Waring Section Scholarship
    The scholarship is sponsored by the Boston Section. If you’re interested in applying, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Central Arkansas Scholarship

  • WELSCO Stephen E. Harrison Memorial Scholarship
    Sponsored by WELSCO to honor Mr. Stephen E. Harrison, 3rd generation owner of WELSCO. This scholarship is for a full time student with a 2.8 GPA overall, and a 3.0 GPA in welding courses at a Vo-Tech school. The student must be pursuing a degree in welding. Financial need is not required but priority will be given to those students who exhibit a financial need. Applicant must attend the Vo-Tech school in Arkansas, be a US citizen, and priority will be given to students who have lived in Arkansas for more than one year. The scholarship award is paid directly to the school for tuition and books.

    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

Central Louisiana Section Scholarship

  • Central Louisiana Section 509 HJ Greer Memorial Scholarship
    Henry James Greer was born on June 13, 1925. Henry began welding at the age of 16, instructed by his uncle, Barney Greer. He served in World War II as a Tank Sergeant the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Italy for the duration of his service, and was honorably discharged after the war was over in 1945. He returned to the workforce shortly after coming home.

    He owned his own welding & machine shop – Greer’s Welding Service. His main contribution was to the educational field where he worked as a welding instructor at the Alexandria Trade School from 1967 – 1980. During his tenure as welding instructor, he influenced and guided many young, ambitious students. Many went on to become successful business owners, welders, instructors, and active members within their local American Welding Society sections. His students affectionately called him “the old man” or simply “HJ.” He resided in the Central Louisiana area until his death on January 25, 2013.

    Because of H. J. Greer’s passion for welding, his enthusiastic approach to training, and the impact that he made within the Central Louisiana area, the AWS Central Louisiana Section 509 has elected to name their scholarship after this significant individual.

    The Central Louisiana Section is seeking to endow this scholarship as an opportunity to further the mission of the American Welding Society’s mission statement to advance the science, technology, and the application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide. As in the case of H.J. Greer, a single individual can have a resounding effect on the lives of many. For this reason, we endow this scholarship.

    This scholarship is for a student pursuing studies in welding. They should be highly motivated, willing to learn, and at the end of their career be willing to pass their knowledge to a younger generation. The student must have an overall GPA of 2.8, be enrolled full time, be a US citizen and reside in the state of Louisiana. Proof of financial need is not required.

    If you’re interested in applying, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Central Mass/RI Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Central Massachusetts/Rhode Island Section for a student in the Central MA/RI Section.

For more information about the Central Massachusetts/Rhode Island Scholarship please visit the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

Central Michigan Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Central Michigan Section for a student in the Central Michigan Section.

For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Central Nebraska Section Scholarship

For information about the Central Nebraska Section Scholarship, please contact any Section within District 16.

Central Texas Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Central Texas Section for a student in the Central Texas Section.

For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Central Valley Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Central Valley Section for a student in the Central Valley Section.

For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Charlotte Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Charlotte Section for a student in the Charlotte Section.

For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Chattanooga Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Chattanooga Section for a student in the Chattanooga Section.
For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Chicago Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Chicago Section for a student in the Chicago Section.
For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Cleveland Section Scholarship

  • Dr. John Gerken Scholarship (Cleveland Section)
    This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Cleveland Section.

    Dr. John Gerken’s professional life was dedicated to the learning and teaching of welding. As part of his legacy, the Dr. John Gerken Scholarship continues his passion for teaching future generations about the science and art of welding.

    The welding field offers young candidates many different career opportunities. A technical background is the cornerstone on which to build a fulfilling career. The successful candidate will have an interest in understanding welding with an aptitude for the material joining sciences. Mechanical abilities, math and computer skills are valuable tools for a potential candidate because the equipment has become more computer based. These skills, plus the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues are attributes that are going to be required for the next generation of welding leaders.

    Student must live within the boundaries of the Cleveland Section, have an overall 3.0 GPA, provide a letter on how they will use their welding education, be enrolled full time, have proof of financial need. The student must provide an essay on "Why I want to Pursue a Career in Welding".

    The annual award is $3,000. For more information, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Colorado Section Scholarship

For information about the Colorado Section Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Columbia Section Scholarship

  • South Carolina Weld Strong Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Columbia Section for a student in the Columbia Section.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Columbus Section Scholarship

If you’re interested in applying for the Columbus Section Scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.
For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please visit the section website.

Connecticut Section Scholarship

If you’re interested in applying for the Connecticut Section Scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.
For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please visit the section website.

Cumberland Valley Section Scholarship

  • B. W. Bain and D. A. Nicholas Scholarship
    For more information about the Cumberland Valley Section, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Dayton Section Scholarships

  • Les Vesey Dayton Scholarship
  • Dayton Section Scholarship

If you’re interested in applying for a Dayton Section Scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please visit the section website.

Detroit Section Scholarships

These scholarships are sponsored by the AWS Detroit Section.  Scholarship amounts vary.

For more information or an application please visit the Detroit Section website at www.awsdetroit.org, under Scholarships.

  • Amos and Marilyn Winsand - Detroit Section Named Scholarship
    The Amos and Marilyn Winsand-Detroit Section Named Scholarship is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Winsand and the AWS Detroit Section. Mr. Winsand is a former AWS Treasurer and Foundation Trustee. The recipient must be enrolled in a two or four-year program, and be a resident of Michigan or attend a Michigan college.

    The Scholarship is for an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, or a related field, and the funds are for tuition, books, and/or lab fees.

    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

East Texas Section Scholarship

  • Lone Star-Black Gold Scholarship
    For information about the Lone Star-Black Gold Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the East Texas section through the section website.

Fox Valley Section Scholarship

For information about the Fox Valley Section Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Green & White Mountains Section Scholarship

  • Perry, James and Salebra Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Green & White Mountains Section. The scholarship is for a student pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as, but not limited to, Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, Metallurgy, Materials Science with an emphasis on materials joining. Priority will be given to students from the Green & White Mountains Section.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Houston Section Scholarships

  • AWS Houston Section Spirit of Welding Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Houston Section. If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • Dennis K. and Robin Eck - Houston Section Named Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Eck for students in the AWS Houston Section. If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • George Kampschafer - Houston Section Named Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Houston Section to honor George Kampschafer. If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • Dr. Daryl Morgan - Houston Section Named Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Houston Section to honor Dr. Morgan. If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • Ronald Theiss - Houston Section Named Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Houston Section to honor Ron Theiss. If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • Ron Van Arsdale - Houston Section Named Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Houston Section to honor Ron Van Arsdale. If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

Idaho-Montana Section Scholarships

  • Paul O’Leary Memorial – Idaho/Montana Section Scholarship
    This scholarship honors Paul O’Leary’s dedication to hard work, academics, welding, and his love for Montana. To be considered for this scholarship one must provide evidence of a strong work background, hands-on welding experience, academic excellence, and a residency or college tie to Montana.

Indiana Section Scholarship

  • The Brant Family/Indiana Oxygen Endowed Scholarship
    The Brant family has been in the business of providing welding gases and equipment for over a hundred years. Walter and John Brant founded Indiana Oxygen. Their sons, Robert and John, Jr., carried on the family business. Grandson Wally Brant, along with his son, Jay, and daughter, Anne, desire greatly to promote the educational opportunities in welding while honoring the patrons of their family business.

    Every year in school is a year without full time income. This is a recognized sacrifice. The Brant Family and Indiana Oxygen Company wish to help defray some of the cost of the pursuit of a formal education in the welding field.

    The scholarship is sponsored by the Brant Family and Indiana Oxygen.

  • AWS Indiana/Bob Richwine Scholarship
    The scholarship is sponsored by the Indiana Section to honor Mr. Richwine.

    If you’re interested in applying for these scholarships, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

Iowa Section Scholarships

  • David J. Landon Scholarship
    David J. Landon is Manager of Welding Engineering at Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa and the 2015 President of the American Welding Society. A 1981 graduate of LeTourneau University, Landon received a Bachelor of Science degree in welding engineering. He has been a member of the American Welding Society since 1983 and has been active in the local section, district, national, and international levels. Landon has had a passion for training welders throughout his career and is always willing to share his passion for welding with anyone who will listen. Mentored by some of the great heroes in the welding industry, Landon's passion of mentoring others can be summed up in the theme of his presidential year of AWS, "Heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things; to whom will you be a hero today?"

    This endowment was made possible by the generous donations of the Iowa Section of the American Welding Society, Vermeer Corporation, and the matching gift program approved by the Board of Directors of the American Welding Society in 2013.

    Consistent with Landon's passion, the purpose of this scholarship is to enable young welders to develop and refine their abilities through education and to aid them in their efforts to accomplish extraordinary things.

    The deadline to apply is March 1st.  For more information, please visit the section website.

    You may also apply for this scholarship by using the Scholarship Application System.

  • Charles F. Burg Iowa Section Scholarship
    This scholarship to honor Charles F. Burg was made possible by the generous donations of the Iowa Section of the American Welding Society and the matching gift program approved by the Board of Directors of the American Welding Society in 2015.

    Charles F. Burg joined the American Welding Society in 1978 and became Iowa Section Chairman in 1983. He served as District 16 Director 1988 through 1994, and then again 2000 through 2006. Mr. Burg is still active in the Iowa Section and attends as many events and meetings as he can.

    The deadline to apply is March 1st. You may apply for this scholarship by using the Scholarship Application System.

  • Iowa Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Iowa Section for a student in the Iowa Section.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

Kansas Section Scholarship

  • Kansas Section Scholarship
    The Kansas Section Scholarship was established in 2013 as a means to provide educational support to those pursuing Career and Technical Education in the field of Welding Technology.

    The deadline to apply is March 1st. For more information, please visit the section website.

    You may apply for this scholarship using the Scholarship Application System.

Kansas City Section Scholarships

  • Richard "Dick" Emmit Blaisdell Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Kansas City Section to honor Mr. Blaisdell. For more information about this scholarship, please visit the section website.

    You may apply for this scholarship using the Scholarship Application System.

  • Roland Edward “Buck” Emmert Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Kansas City Section to honor Mr. Emmert. No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards are for tuition and fees only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.

    For more information about this scholarship, please visit the section website.

    To apply for this scholarship, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

Lakeshore Section Scholarship

  • David J. Ramseur - AWS Lakeshore Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Lakeshore Section to honor Mr. Ramseur.

    For more information about this scholarship, please visit the section website.

Lancaster Section Scholarship

For more information about this scholarship, please visit the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

Los Angeles-Inland Empire Scholarships

  • Los Angeles-Inland Empire Scholarship
    For more information about the Los Angeles-Inland Empire Scholarship, please visit the section website.

  • LA/IE - Gene Lawson and George Rolla Scholarship
    For more information about the LA/IE – Gene Lawson and George Rolla Scholarship, please visit the section website.

Lehigh Valley Section Scholarship

  • Lehigh Valley Section - Professor Robert D. Stout Scholarship
    The Lehigh Valley Section of AWS has long been a leader in introducing young people to careers in welding and in support of technical programs that will help them succeed. Dr. Robert D. Stout, Emeritus Professor of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University, has been a leading figure in the welding world. His distinguished career spans nearly 70 years and includes both faculty and administrative positions at Lehigh University, committee participation at AWS, many AWS awards, and even serving as AWS President in 1972. He and his students have published over 140 technical articles in the field of welding and welding metallurgy.  The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the distinguished career of Prof. Robert D. Stout, his many technical contributions to the welding field, and his service to the welding community and AWS.

    This award is sponsored by the AWS Lehigh Valley Section to honor Dr. Stout.

    For more information about this scholarship, please visit the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

Lynnes Welding Training Scholarship

These scholarships are sponsored by Lynnes Welding Training for students attending their school.

For more information, please visit the Northern Plains section website.

Milwaukee Section Scholarships

  • John F. Hinrichs Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is made possible through the National Robotic Arc Welding Conference, the AWS Milwaukee Section, the D 16 Committee, and the many friends and colleagues of John F. Hinrichs who wish to continue his legacy.

    This scholarship is for a student in high school, tech college, or other school in welding or engineering related program. The student may be full or part time, but must exhibit a financial need to qualify. Applicant is also expected to write an essay on a specific topic as noted in the application. For more information about this scholarship, please visit the section website.

  • This scholarship is available nationwide, however, selection will be made by members of the AWS Milwaukee Section

    You may apply by using the application on the site, or by visiting the Scholarship Application System.
  • Milwaukee Section Scholarship
    This is sponsored by the Milwaukee Section for students in the Milwaukee Section.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

Mobile Section Scholarships

  • Paul “Jerry” Betts Honorary Scholarship
    This scholarship has been established by the Mobile Section to honor Jerry Betts. The recipient must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, have an overall GPA of 2.5, provide two letters of reference, be a US citizen, and a resident of the Mobile geographical area. The recipient must be pursuing a 2-year Associate degree in welding and/or engineering, or a certificate in welding and/or engineering. An essay is required.
    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.
    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • Stephen F. Carlisle Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship has been established by the Mobile Section in memory of Stephen Carlisle. The recipient must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, have an overall GPA of 2.5, provide two letters of reference, be a US citizen, and a resident of the Mobile geographical area. The recipient must be pursuing a 2-year Associate degree in welding and/or engineering, or a certificate in welding and/or engineering. An essay is required.

    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.
    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • Eleanor Ezell Honorary Scholarship
    This scholarship has been established by the Mobile Section to honor Eleanor Ezell. The recipient must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, have an overall GPA of 2.5, provide two letters of reference, be a US citizen, and a resident of the Mobile geographical area. The recipient must be pursuing a 2-year Associate degree in welding and/or engineering, or a certificate in welding and/or engineering. An essay is required.

    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.
    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • William H. Harrison, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship has been established by the Mobile Section in memory of William H. Harrison, Jr. The recipient must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, have an overall GPA of 2.5, provide two letters of reference, be a US citizen, and a resident of the Mobile geographical area. The recipient must be pursuing a 2-year Associate degree in welding and/or engineering, or a certificate in welding and/or engineering. An essay is required.

    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.
    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • Ronald C. and Joyce Pierce - Mobile Section Named Scholarship
    The award is sponsored by Ronald C. Pierce, Chairman Emeritus AWS Foundation, AWS Past President, and Joyce Pierce, to pursue a degree in engineering. The student must have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average, and be a full-time college sophomore, junior, or senior.

    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

  • Leo D.Veal Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship has been established by the Mobile Section to memory of Leo Veal. The recipient must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, have an overall GPA of 2.5, provide two letters of reference, be a US citizen, and a resident of the Mobile geographical area. The recipient must be pursuing a 2-year Associate degree in welding and/or engineering, or a certificate in welding and/or engineering. An essay is required.

    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

Nashville Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Nashville Section for students in the Nashville Section.

For more information about the Nashville Section Scholarship, please visit the section website.

Monty Rodgers Nebraska Section Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist an individual from Section 81 to pursue a career in welding. It may be used at an institution of choice towards a welding certificate or degree. This Scholarship was created by the Nebraska Section 81 to honor Monty Rodgers for his dedication to furthering welding education.

For more information about the Monty Rodgers Nebraska Section Scholarship, please visit the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

New Jersey Section Scholarship

  • Al and Pat Fleury Scholarship
    For more information about the scholarship, please visit the section website.

New Mexico Section Scholarships

  • Bauman Industrial Labs – New Mexico Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by Bauman Industrial Labs to provide scholarship funding to students pursuing a minimum two year Technical or Associates degree in the welding NDT or inspection industry in the New Mexico Section.

  • New Mexico Section Scholarship
    It is an honor for AWS Section 75 to offer this scholarship opportunity to students of all ages residing in the Great State of New Mexico.  The AWS Section 75-New Mexico Scholarship will be awarded to provide funding to students pursuing a minimum four-year Bachelors’ degree in welding engineering, materials science or related field of study.

    For more information about these scholarships, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

New York Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the New York Section for students in their Section.

For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

New Orleans Section Scholarship

  • Shelton L. Ritter - New Orleans Section Named Scholarship
    The Shelton L. Ritter - New Orleans Section Named Scholarship is sponsored by the New Orleans Section.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

North Central Florida Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the North Central Florida Section for students in their Section.

For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

North Texas Section Scholarship

  • Tim Hatten Memorial CWI Scholarship
    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Northern Plains Scholarship

For information about the Northern Plains Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Northwest Section Scholarships

  • Northwest Section Mike Albers/Production Engineering Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Northwest Section. For more information about this scholarship, please contact the section through the section website.  To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

Oklahoma City Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Oklahoma City Section for students in their Section.  For more information, or to apply, please contact the section website.

Ozark Section Named Scholarship

  • James W. Gardner - Ozark Section Named Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Ozark Section and numerous friends and family. The award is $500.

    For more information about the scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Pascagoula Section Scholarship

For information about the Pascagoula Section Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Philadelphia Section Scholarship

  • Philadelphia Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is for a student pursuing studies in welding engineering, welding engineering technology, metallurgy, or a welding trade program. The student must have an overall GPA of 2.8, and be a member of the AWS Philadelphia Section.

    If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application from the section website and send it into the address provided.

    For more information, please visit the section website.

Puget Sound Section Scholarship

Reading Section Scholarship

  • Reading Section Millennium Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Reading Section for students in their section.

    For more information, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Sacramento Valley Section Scholarships

  • Tri-Tool - Sacramento Section Named Scholarship
    With this endowment we intend to promote the welding industry and enhance workforce development in and around the Sacramento, CA area by providing funding for interested and qualified student applicants to further their education. This funding will be available for those desiring to advance their interests in the art of cutting, brazing and welding as well as those interested in professional areas including furthering education and the sciences of brazing and welding.  This scholarship is sponsored by Tri-Tool, Inc. and the AWS Sacramento Section.

  • Dale Flood – AWS Sacramento Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Flood for a student in the Sacramento Section. With this endowment we intend to promote the welding industry and enhance workforce development in and around the Sacramento, CA area by providing funding for interested and qualified student applicants to further their education. This funding will be available for those desiring to advance their interests in the art of cutting, brazing and welding as well as those interested in professional areas including furthering education and the sciences of brazing and welding.

     

    For more information about these scholarships, please contact the section through the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

Saginaw Valley Section Scholarship

For information about the Saginaw Valley Section Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

San Francisco Named Scholarship

For information about the San Francisco Named Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Santa Clara Section Scholarship

  • Louis DeFreitas - Santa Clara Section Named Scholarship
    The award is sponsored by the Santa Clara Section in honor of Louis DeFreitas, a long-time member of the Section.

    For more information about the scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

South Florida Section Scholarship

  • H. D. Rivere Scholarship
    The scholarship is sponsored by the South Florida Section to honor Mr. Rivere.

  • David Pearl, Sr. Scholarship
    The scholarship is sponsored by the South Florida Section to honor Mr. Pearl.

    For more information, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Southeast Nebraska Section Scholarship

  • Pat Wagner – Southeast Nebraska Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Southeast Nebraska Section to honor Pat Wagner.

    For more information, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

St. Louis Section Scholarships

  • Hil Bax Scholarship Fund
    The scholarship is sponsored by the St. Louis Section to honor Hil Bax.

    For more information about this scholarship please contact the section through the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

  • Garner Kimbrell AWS St. Louis Section Scholarship
    The scholarship is sponsored by the St. Louis Section to honor Mr. Kimbrell. For more information about this scholarship, please visit the section website

Tidewater Section Scholarship

  • Tidewater Virginia Section Scholarship

    The AWS Tidewater Virginia Section has provided this scholarship to encourage students to pursue a college degree in Welding Engineering, Materials Joining Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology and Materials Joining Engineering Technology. The section is comprised of welding professionals engaged in shipbuilding, heavy and light fabrication, research and design, education, equipment solutions, sales and integration. The section promotes training opportunities starting with the Boy Scouts, followed by high school level programs and then workforce development courses. Our desire is to see applicants achieve higher education and then apply this to welding related fields in the Tidewater Area or the greater areas of Virginia.

    This scholarship is provided to encourage students to further their education beyond high school in the fields of Welding Engineering, Materials Joining Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology and Materials Joining Engineering Technology.

    Applicants must be a citizen of the United States. Priority will be given in the following order:

    1. Applicants who reside in the Boundaries of the AWS Tidewater Virginia Section. (See AWS Website for map showing the Section boundaries.)
    2. Applicants from the State of Virginia.
    3. Applicants attending LeTourneau University and majoring in Welding and Materials Joining Engineering or Welding and Materials Joining Engineering Technology.

    The deadline to apply is March 1st. For more information, please contact the section through the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

Triangle Section Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Triangle Section for a student in their section.

For more information, or to apply, please visit the section website.

Washington DC Section Scholarship

  • Robert W. Worden, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    The scholarship is sponsored by the Washington DC Section. For more information, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

West Michigan Section Scholarships

  • Aim High - Jerry Clay Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by Mrs. Clay to honor Jerry Clay. For information about the Aim High – Jerry Clay Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website

  • Apex Controls – Bernie TeBos Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by Apex Controls to honor Mr. TeBos. For information about the Apex Controls – Bernie TeBos Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

  • Dietrich and Betty Roth Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Roth for a student pursuing a two-year or four-year degree in welding in the state of Michigan. The student must have completed their first year of higher education, be a full time student, and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Proof of financial need is required. Preference will be given to students in the field of resistance welding. The deadline is March 15, of each calendar year for the fall semester.

    For more information about this scholarship, please contact the section through the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

  • James Koster Scholarship
    Applicant must be enrolled in a two or four-year program in welding engineering, welding engineering technology, or related field. Applicant must be a resident of Michigan, or attend a Michigan college. Applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.0. Proof of financial need is required to qualify.

    For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

  • RoMan Manufacturing – West Michigan Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by RoMan Manufacturing for a student in the West Michigan Section. For more information about the RoMan Manufacturing – West Michigan Section Scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

  • West Michigan Section Scholarship #1
    The AWS West Michigan Section Named Scholarship is sponsored by the AWS West Michigan Section. The recipient must be enrolled in a two or four-year welding program and be a resident of Michigan or attend a Michigan college. The student must have a high school diploma or equivalent and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00. Proof of financial need is required. The Scholarship must be used toward an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, or welding a related field. The funds are for tuition, books, and/or lab fees.

    For more information, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

  • West Michigan Section Scholarship #2

    Applicant may be pursuing a certificate, Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Welding. Applicant must have completed one year of academic study in welding. Applicant must be a resident of Michigan, or attend a Michigan college. Applicant must have documented work history that includes hands-on welding experience verified by an employer. Applicant must have an overall GPA of 2.8. Proof of financial need is required to qualify. Applicant may be full or part time.

    For more information about the scholarship, or to apply, please contact the section through the section website.

Willamette Valley Section Scholarships

  • Donald and Jean Cleveland - Willamette Valley Section Named Scholarship
    This award is sponsored by Donald and the late Jean Cleveland in memory of their parents John and Tressie Barrong and Claude and Ruth Cleveland. For more information about this scholarship, please contact the section through the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

  • Willamette Valley Section Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Willamette Valley Section for a student in their Section.
    For more information, or to apply, please visit the section website.

York Central PA Scholarship

For more information about the York Central PA Scholarship, please contact the section through the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

 


District Named Scholarships

AWS District 3 Scholarship

Sponsored by District 3 and the Baltimore Section. For more information about the scholarship, and how to apply, please contact any of the sections in District 3 through the section website.

District 3 Shirley Bollinger Scholarship

Shirley Bollinger received a Bachelor’s degree form York College in 1986 with a dual major in Marketing & Business Administration. It took Shirley 8 years of night school to fulfill her dream of a college degree. While pursuing her education at night, she also maintained a full-time job, and was the mother of 2 very active children.

Shirley was employed full time from 1977 to 2000 with ESAB Welding & Cutting Products in Hanover, PA. She was a very active member on the York-Central Section in York, PA where she served in many different capacities, eventually as Chairman from 1988-1989. Shirley served on the AWS Board as a District 3 Director from 1990 to 1997. Eventually, Shirley reached her goal as the first woman President of the American Welding Society from 1998 to 1999. With this scholarship, District 3 hopes to encourage and help students to further their education in welding and to keep Shirley's legacy of secondary education alive.
This scholarship is to pursue a minimum four-year Bachelor’s degree in welding engineering or welding engineering technology. The deadline is March 1st.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact any of the sections in District 3 through the section website. To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

District 4 Named Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student attending school, or residing within the boundaries of District 4.  For more information, or to apply, contact a section within District 4.

Malcom T. Gilliland – District 5 Scholarship

For more information about the Malcom T. Gilliland – District 5 Scholarship, please contact any of the sections in District 5 through their section website.  To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

Bill Myers - District 6 Named Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the former AWS Allegheny Section to honor AWS Past President, Bill Myers.  For more information, or to apply, please contact any of the sections in District 6 through their section website.

Ed Cable-Bug-O – District 7 Named Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Bug-O Systems to honor Mr. Cable, and is for a student pursuing a certificate or degree in welding or a related field with an interest in welding automation or mechanization. The student must be full time with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have an interest in welding automation or mechanization.

For more information about this scholarship please contact any of the sections in District 7 through their section website.  To apply, please visit the Scholarship Application System.

AWS Detroit Section, District 11 Fred Ellicott Scholarship for Arc Welding

This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Detroit Section. For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact any of the sections in District 11 through their section website.

AWS Detroit Section, District 11 Dietrich Roth Scholarship for Resistance Welding

This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Detroit Section. For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact any of the sections in District 11 through their section website.

District 13 Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student attending school, or residing within, the boundaries of District 13.  For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact any of the sections in District 13 through their section website.

District 15 Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student attending school, or residing within, the boundaries of District 15.  For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact any of the sections in District 15 through their section website.

Jerry Hope Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. citizens who live in Washington, Oregon, or Alaska. Canadian citizens who live in British Columbia or Alberta may also apply. Applicants must be a high school graduate or possess a GED equivalent. Applicants shall be enrolled as a student in an AWS District 19 approved welding related educational or training program.

If you’re interested in applying for this scholarship, please contact any of the sections in District 19 through the section website.  You can also apply for this scholarship by visiting the Scholarship Application System.

Nancy and Barry Carlson – District 20 Scholarship

Nancy Carlson spent 26 years at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory in the nondestructive evaluation group. She worked with the welding group on sensing and control of welding processes. During that time, she was actively involved in the American Welding Society.

She served as a section officer for the Idaho/Montana section. She was the District director of ID, MT, WY, CO, NM, and UT for three years. She also served as a committee member and chairman of the AWS Education Scholarship Committee for over a decade. None of her AWS activities would have been possible without the support of her husband and daughter.

Barry Carlson served his country for 20 years in the US Navy; both in wartime and peacetime. He also had the opportunity to teach basics in electricity and electronics at a school in Great Lakes. His Navy years allowed him to spend significant time in the Pacific; it allowed him to help many junior enlisted members of the electrical and engineering division learn their craft.

This scholarship is available to honorably discharged veterans or non-traditional welding students in their second year of welding studies. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate welding program.

The award is $500, and the first award was made in late 2013.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact any of the sections in District 20 by visiting their section website.  You can also apply for this scholarship by visiting the Scholarship Application System.

Women of Gases & Welding - District 20 Scholarship

Founded in November 2011, the Women of Gases & Welding (WGW) has a mission to enhance the success of women in the gases and welding industry through advocacy, recruitment, and professional development. Functioning as a committee within GAWDA (Gases and Welding Distributors Association), WGW designs professional development programming for women at national conferences and engages sponsors to support programming and scholarships for women.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact any of the sections in District 20 by visiting their section website.  You can also apply for this scholarship by visiting the Scholarship Application System.

Bob and Evelyn Schneider - District 21 Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who reside in and plan to attend an academic institution within District 21. The student must be attending a two year course of study that will result in at least an Associate degree, or certificate in welding.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact any of the sections in District 21 by visiting their section website.  You can also apply for this scholarship by visiting the Scholarship Application System.

District 22 Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Sections within District 22. For more information about this scholarship, or to apply, please contact any of the sections in District 22 by visiting their section website.