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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.

Canadian National Railway Company 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.

Nancy and Barry Carlson – District 20 Scholarship

This scholarship is available to honorably discharged veterans or non-traditional welding students in at least their second year of welding studies in either a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate welding program.

Miller Electric International WorldSkills Competition Scholarship

To become eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must compete in the National Skills USA Competition for welding and advance to the AWS Weld Trials at the AWS International Welding and Fabricating Exposition and Convention, which is held on a bi-annual basis. The scholarship will be awarded under the following guidelines. The winner of the U.S. Weld Trial Competition will receive the following: The Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Scholarship consisting of up to $10,000 per year for a period of four consecutive years (total maximum $40,000); Up to $1,000 in AWS Publications; a four-year complimentary full AWS membership; an AWS Certification to which he/she qualifies at the trials. The runners-up of the U.S. Weld Trial Competition will receive: A $1,000 scholarship to be used within two years of the Weld Trial Competition; a one-year complimentary full AWS membership; an AWS Certification to which he/she qualifies at the trials. Runners-up are eligible to receive awards on June 1, following the Weld Trial Competition and upon successful completion of the appropriate application information. Scholarships to runners-up may be requested anytime within a two-year span of the Weld Trial Competition. Educational purposes include any post secondary course(s) related to the field of welding or related joining technologies (i.e. - certificate programs, two-year programs, four-year programs, seminars, workshops, certification courses, etc.) Distribution of awards will be made directly to the students academic institution and/or educational organization. No payment will be made to directly to the student. Students agree to participate in AWS, AWS Foundation and/or sponsored publicity related to the Weld Trial Competition. Awarding of scholarship shall be discretionary and subject to availability of funds. Careers related to Welding.

Arsham Amirikian Engineering Scholarship

The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an engineering student pursuing a career in the application of the art of welding in civil and structural engineering. Eligibility The Arsham Amirikian Welding Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in civil engineering or welding related degree at an accredited university. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements. 1. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age. 2. Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma or equivalent. 3. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. 4. Proof of financial need is required to qualify. 5. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and plan to attend an accredited engineering school located within the United States 6. Applicant must submit all required application information. 7. Maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average throughout the academic year to apply for continued assistance in successive years. The maximum time allowed for financial aid under this grant is 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 The recipient will be chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, selected by the Education Scholarship Committee. The 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 recipient shall receive more than one AWS National Scholarship award per year. 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.

Ronald Theiss - Houston Section Named Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the AWS Houston Section to honor Ron Theiss. The award is $1,000.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.

AWS - Past Presidents Scholarship

The 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. Eligibility The 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. Selection The recipient will be chosen by a sub-committee of the Education Scholarship Committee. Awards One award of $2,500 paid to the recipient’s college or university. Awards are for tuition and books only.

Elk Grove Lions Club/Ted Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or University,Vocational College, Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying:Industrial Technology or ROP related careers such as Construction Worker, Manufacturing Processor, Automotive or Agriculture Mechanic, Welder, or CAD Drafter/Designer.Attendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Applicant must have demonstrated proficiency in Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Production, Agriculture Mechanics, ROP Auto, Construction or HVACRequired Letters of Recommendation: Required

William B. Howell Memorial Scholarship

The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a career in welding. Eligibility The William B. Howell Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year degree in a welding program at an accredited university. 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 Florida, Michigan and Ohio. (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 $2,500 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.

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.

James W. Gardner - Ozark Section Named Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Ozark Section and numerous friends and family. 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.

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