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.
Each AWS District has up to 20-$1,000 scholarships to award in 2020. Revised May 27, 2020.
The following Districts have awarded all 2020 Welder Training Scholarships and are no longer accepting applications:
- District 1
- District 2
- District 6
- District 9
- District 10
- District 12
- District 15
- District 16
- District 18
- District 20
- District 22
View the AWS District and Section Map to see which District you are in.
The current application cycle is open to students attending school or training by September 2021.
- Applicants must reside within the boundaries of an AWS District. View the AWS District and Section Map here.
- Applicant must be planning to attend a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training.
- Awards will not be made to Section officers, or their families.
- Awards will not be made to Section Selection Committee members, or their families.
Applications may be submitted January-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 about the Welder Training Scholarship, please contact the Foundation.
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