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Welding Scholarships

Here are some of the Welding scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Tesoro Corporation Scholarship

 Minimum GPA 2.0  Be a public high school graduate (including charter schools)  Interest in starting a career in a trade industry including electricians, welders, machinists, pipeline inspectors to support the process technology industry in Hawai`i  Attend a two-year or less licensed and certified vocational or technical educational program in Hawai`i  Submit a one-page essay documenting how the Hawaiian culture has prepared the applicant for the workforce Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Past President Scholarship

PurposeThe purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering, welding engineering technology, or an engineering program with an emphasis on welding (bonding and joining included), or be a graduate student pursuing a Masters or Doctorate in engineering and/or management.EligibilityThe Past Presidents Scholarship will be awarded to a college junior or senior pursuing a bachelors degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, or an engineering program with an emphasis on welding (bonding and joining included), or be a graduate student pursuing a Masters or Doctorate in engineering and/or management. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements. * A college student must be a junior, senior, or Graduate level (Masters or Ph.D). * An undergraduate student must be pursuing a bachelors degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, or an engineering program with emphasis on welding (includes bonding and joining). * A graduate student, with a bachelors degree in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology, must be pursuing a Masters or Doctorate in engineering and/or management. * Applicant must have demonstrated leadership qualities, i.e., community involvement, AWS Section or other professional society participation, industry leadership, and be an AWS Member. * One or more recommendation letters must come from community members, local AWS Section Officers, and/or AWS District Directors, attesting to leadership capability. * One or more recommendation letters must come from Faculty (if a student), or from Employer (if employed). * Applicant must submit a 300-500 word essay on his/her objectives/aspirations in the field of welding. * Applicant must demonstrate financial need. The award will be presented to individuals nationwide.SelectionThe recipient will be chosen by a sub-committee of the Education Scholarship Committee.AwardsOne award of $2,500 paid to the recipient’s college or university. Awards are for tuition and books only.

Edward J. Brady Scholarship

The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a career in welding engineering. Eligibility The Edward J. Brady Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age. Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average. Applicant must provide a letter of reference indicating previous hands-on welding experience. Student may be enrolled full or part time. Proof of financial need is required to qualify. Applicant must submit all required application information. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and plan to attend an academic institution located within the United States. Applicants may reapply; however, persons who have received this award may reapply and may be granted the award for a maximum of four years. The award will be presented to individuals nationwide. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society. The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender. Selection Applicant will be chosen by the Named Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, which have been selected by the National Educational Scholarship Committee. Selection committee will determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be announced at the National Awards Luncheon. Awards One $2,500 award will be given annually. No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards are for tuition and books only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.

George Kampschafer - Houston Section Named Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Houston Section to honor George Kampschafer. The award is $500.Eligibility:• Most importantly, you must be enrolled in a welding-related educational or training program. • You must also be a high school graduate or possess a GED equivalent. • The school you attend must be in the United States or its territories, except for international scholarships. • You must also fill out the scholarship application and provide any documentation requested in the application instructions. • You are not required to be a member of the American Welding Society. As a matter of fact, if you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a yearlong, full membership to the Society. If you are already a member, your membership will be extended for a year.

John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship

The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a career in welding engineering. Eligibility The John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age. Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average. Student may be enrolled full or part time. Proof of financial need is required to qualify. Applicant must submit all required application information. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and plan to attend an academic institution located within the United States. Priority will be given to those individuals residing or attending school in the states of Ohio or Arizona. (A resident is defined as having lived in the specific area for a minimum of one year.) Applicants may reapply; however, persons who have received this award may reapply and may be granted the award for a maximum of four years. The award will be presented to individuals nationwide. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society. The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender. Selection Applicant will be chosen by the Named Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, which have been selected by the National Educational Scholarship Committee. Selection Committee will determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be announced at the National Awards Luncheon. Awards One $3,500 award will be given annually. No awards will be paid directly to the recipient. All awards will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.

District 3 Shirley Bollinger Scholarship

PurposeThis scholarship is to pursue a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering or welding engineering technology.EligibilityAll applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:1. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.2. Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma.3. Applicant must have a 3.2 overall grade point average.4. Applicant must provide a letter of reference indicating how they will use their welding education.5. Student must be enrolled full time.6. Proof of financial need is required to qualify.7. Applicants has a documented work history that includes hands-on welding experience verified by an employer.8. Applicant must submit all required application information.9. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.10. Applicant must reside in District 3.11. Applicants may reapply; however, persons who have received this award may reapply and may be granted the award for a maximum of 4 years.The award will be presented to individuals who reside in District 3. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.

Ronald C. and Joyce Pierce

This scholarship has been established and is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Pierce. Mr. Pierce is the AWS Foundation Chair and an American Welding Society Past President. Career related to welding.

Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant

The Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in an eligible career technical education program operated by a designated Kansas educational institution that has been identified as offering a technical certificate or associate of applied science degree program in a high cost, high demand, or critical industry field. Designated Kansas educational institutions include technical colleges, community colleges, and public four-year colleges that award associate of applied science degrees; and Washburn Institute of Technology. Only technical certificate and associate of applied science degree programs are included among the eligible programs. Preference in awarding goes to applicants with financial need.

Puget Sound Section #41 Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Pugent Sound Section. The award is $500.Eligibility:• Most importantly, you must be enrolled in a welding-related educational or training program. • You must also be a high school graduate or possess a GED equivalent. • The school you attend must be in the United States or its territories, except for international scholarships. • You must also fill out the scholarship application and provide any documentation requested in the application instructions. • You are not required to be a member of the American Welding Society. As a matter of fact, if you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a yearlong, full membership to the Society. If you are already a member, your membership will be extended for a year.

Robert L. Peaslee - Detroit Brazing and Soldering Division Scholarship

PurposeThe purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals attending an accredited engineering college or university with an emphasis on Brazing and Soldering applications.EligibilityThe Robert L. Peaslee — Detroit Brazing and Soldering Division Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a minimum four year bachelors degree in welding engineering or welding engineering technology with an emphasis on brazing and soldering applications. All applications must meet the following eligibility requirements. 1. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age. 2. Applicant must be at least a college junior. 3. Applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average in engineering courses. 4. No financial need is required to qualify. 5. Applicant must submit all required application information. 6. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or Canada and be attending an academic institution located within the United States or Canada. 7. Applicant must show emphasis on Brazing and Soldering applications in their coursework. 8. Applicant may reapply; however, persons who have received this award may be granted the award for a maximum of two years.The award will be present to individuals nationwide. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.The AWS Foundation does not discriminate be age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.

Amos and Marilyn Winsand-Detroit Section Named Scholarship

The Amos and Marilyn Winsand-Detroit Section Named Scholarship has been established, and is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Winsand and the AWS Detroit Section. Mr. Winsand is an AWS Foundation Trustee and former AWS Treasurer. 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 Bachelors degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, or a related field, and the funds are for tuition, books, and/or lab fees.

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