Welder Training Scholarship

Welder Training Scholarship

Purpose
The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a program up to two years through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training, and cannot be used for credits towards a four-year program. Each AWS District has $10,000, or ten (10) $1,000 scholarships, to award in a calendar year. Update: The AWS Foundation Board of Trustees has approved an additional (10) $1,000 scholarships per District for the year 2018.

Eligibility Overview
The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a program up to two years, and cannot be used for credits towards a four-year program.  The current application cycle is open to students attending school or training prior to May 2019.

  1. Applicant must be planning to attend a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training.
  2. Awards will not be made to Section officers, or their families.
  3. Awards will not be made to Section Selection Committee members, or their families.

Application Requirements
Applicants must fill out all applicable fields and submit a Personal Statement of 250 words or less. Applications should be emailed to weldertraining@aws.org or mailed to the AWS Foundation at 8669 NW 36th Street, #130, Miami, FL 33166.

Starting December 1st, 2018, the Welder Training Scholarship Application will be an online application.  After November 30th, 2018, the PDF/paper application form will no longer be accepted.

Welder Training Scholarship Application Form

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Selection Process
Applications may be submitted year-round and will be selected on a rolling basis until the District awards the designated $10,000 for the year. Applications received prior to November 30th will be eligible for any funds remaining in that calendar year. Applications received after November 30th will be considered in the following calendar year.

Awards
Ten awards, to ten different recipients at $1,000 each, may be made by each District, and are for tuition and fees only. Awards will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation. Scholarship recipients must provide verification of enrollment prior to disbursement of award.

Questions
If you have any questions about the Welder Training Scholarship, please contact the Foundation.

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