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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.

Morey Technical Training Scholarships

The Morey Technical Training Scholarships were established to assist students who are graduating from, or have previously graduated from, the Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center and are pursuing a career in the field of welding, machine tool or mechanical drafting. Scholarships are intended for students who will be, or are currently attending Ferris State University or Mid Michigan Community College in pursuit of training/education related to their career choice. Scholarships are for tuition only. Scholarships are awarded for a two-year period as follows: 1 - $5,000 scholarship @ $2,500 per year2 - $3,000 scholarships@ $1,500 per year 2 - $2,000 scholarships@ $1,000 per year Eligibility Criteria: •Applicants must be a graduating senior from the Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center OR have graduated from the Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center within the past four (4) years.•Applicants must be planning to become enrolled, or are currently enrolled, in a two or four year welding, machine tool, or mechanical drafting program at Mid Michigan Community College or Ferris State University.Preferences: •The written recommendations of qualified individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s career related skills, work/study habits and attitude.•The written portion of the applicant’s Scholarship Application that describes the applicant’s desire for a career in the fields of welding, machine tool, or mechanical drafting.•Financial need: Applicants have been requested to write a short essay stating, in their own words, why this scholarship would be helpful in allowing them to achieve their career goals.

Paul O' Leary Memorial - Idaho/Montana Section Named Scholarship

This scholarship honors Paul'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. The student must be enrolled full time in a 2- or 4-year welding or metallurgy program. Proof of financial need is required to qualify.For more information or a scholarship application, contact Nancy Carlson by email at nancymcarlson@msn.com or telephone 208-523-9128.

CSX Scholarship

General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee. Enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate degree program.

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.

West Michigan Section Scholarship

The AWS West Michigan Section Named Scholarship is sponsored by the West Michigan Section of AWS. 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 Bachelors degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, or welding a related field. The funds are for tuition, books, and/or lab fees.

AWS International Scholarship Program

To provide financial assistance to International students wishing to pursue their education in welding and related joining technologies who are not assigned to an AWS section. Eligibility Overview International Scholarships will be awarded to full time international students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in joining sciences. Applicants can be matriculating in accredited joining science programs at institutions anywhere in the world. Student must be in the top 20% of the institution

Resistance Welder Manufacturers' Association Scholarship

PurposeThe purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals who express an interest in the resistance welding process while pursuing a career in welding engineering.EligibilityThis scholarship is available to U. S. and Canadian citizens who are students majoring in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology. These students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria. 1. Junior level student in a four-year program only. 2. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average. 3. Financial need is not required. 4. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or Canada, and plan to attend an academic institution located within the United States or Canada. 5. Applicant must be working towards a four-year degree in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology. 6. Applicant must submit a completed application. 7. Applicant must provide an essay of 500 words or less about why the student wishes to become involved in the resistance welding industry. 8. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or an Academic Advisor using the RWMA Scholarship Recommendation form. 9. Candidates must submit a second letter of recommendation from another party, such as an employer, using the RWMA Scholarship Recommendation form. 10. Candidates must submit a personal statement to include the following information: demonstrated timeliness and completion of assignments, creativity in solving problems, demonstrated responsibility on own initiative, ability to work well with others, organization skills (ability to handle multiple tasks, time management), participation in class, campus and outside organizations, participation in AWS Student and Section activities, and career objectives.

Shelton L. Ritter - New Orleans Section Named Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the New Orleans Section. The award is $1,250.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.

Hypertherm - International HyTech Leadership Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in engineering management within the welding and cutting industry. Applicant must have completed a Bachelor of Science degree or be in the final year, and have been accepted for graduate work in engineering management at an accredited graduate school. Applicant must have graduated within a minimum overall grade point average of 2.8. Financial need is not required, however, priority will be given to those demonstrating a financial need. The applicant must complete a personal statement with text addressing a proposed advanced academic and post-academic plans. The applicant may be citizen of any country and plan to attend an academic institution located in any country. The award is $2,500, and is granted on an annual basis. The application deadline is January 15, for the following fall term. (Please confirm with the foundation the deadline upon filing an application.) Funding is made available June 1- May 31.

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