District Educators Scholarships

Scholarship Description

General Eligibility
 Applicants must be a minimum of eighteen years of age
 Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED
 Financial need is not required
 Applicant must be a current welding educator or pursuing a career in welding education
District Level Eligibility
 Applicants may use funds for professional development courses
 Preference will be given to applicants pursuing an AS, AAS, BS, MS, or PhD degree in an area related to
Welding (eg. Welding Technology, Welding Engineering Technology, Welding Engineering, Materials Science,
Metallurgical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics) or Education
related to welding (eg. Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, etc.)
 Applicant must attend an educational institution within the boundaries of the pertinent AWS District in which
they apply
Application Requirements
 AWS Scholarship Application
 AWS Verification of Enrollment
 Two letters of reference
 Personal statement that includes
 General background information
 How the degree or course will help the applicant be a better welding instructor
 Education and career objectives
 Demonstrated welding experience
 Demonstrated teaching experience
 Participation in class, campus and outside organizations
 Participation in AWS Student and Section activities
 Participation in AWS Technical or Education Committee activities
 For applicants seeking funding to complete a degree or short course:
 Official transcripts from current and past schools including course information on welding-related or
education-related emphasis
 Plan, schedule and budget for degree path or professional development course

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 750

Max Award: 750

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization AWS Foundation, Inc.
8669 Doral Blvd., Suite 130
Doral, FL 33166

Contact Person:

Phone: 800-443-9353 ext. 212 or 305-445-6628

Fax: 305-443-7559