Welder Training Scholarship

Welder Training Scholarship

The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a certificate program less than two years in length through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training.  The scholarship cannot be used towards an accociates or bachelor's degree program.

In 2023, up to 800 - $1,000 Welder Training Scholarships will be awarded.

Applications for 2023 Welder Training Scholarships are open.

Apply online at scholarship.aws.org


Important Dates

December 1st - November 30th

Applications accepted for 2023 Welder Training Scholarships
Apply online at scholarship.aws.org

January 15th - December 15th

Selections made on a rolling basis

Eligibility Overview
The current application cycle is open to students attending school or training by September 2024.

  1. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of an AWS District.  View the AWS District and Section Map here.
  2. Applicant must be planning to attend a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training.
  3. Awards will not be made to Section officers, or their families.
  4. Awards will not be made to Section Selection Committee members, or their families.

Selection Process
Applications may be submitted December-November and will be selected on a rolling basis until the District awards the designated funds for the year. Applications received prior to November 30th will be eligible for any funds remaining in that calendar year. 

Awards are for tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation. Scholarship recipients must provide verification of enrollment prior to disbursement of award.

If you have any questions, please contact foundation@aws.org.