The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a career in welding engineering.
The Airgas Jerry Baker 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 interested in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor. 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 or equivalent.
Applicant must be a full-time student as defined by the academic institution.
Applicant must have at least a 2.8 overall grade point average with a 3.0 grade point average in engineering courses.
Financial need is not required; however, priority will be given to those individuals demonstrating a financial need.
Priority will be given to those individuals who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor by prior work experience, clubs, organizations or extra-curricular activities.
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.
Applicant must submit all required application information.
Priority will be given to those individuals residing or attending school in the states of Alabama, Georgia or Florida. (A resident is defined as having lived in the specified 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.
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.
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.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: 1
Min Award: 2,500
Max Award: 2,500
AWS Foundation, Inc.
8669 Doral Blvd., Suite 130
Doral, FL 33166
Phone: 800-443-9353 ext. 212 or 305-445-6628