The American Welding Society Foundation awards over $2 million annually for education and training in welding and related fields!
Students in the Charlotte Section may be eligible for the following scholarships:
National, District, and Section Scholarships – Deadline March 1st for the following fall term
For students pursuing a specific degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Scholarships range from $3,000 – $5,000+.
A minimum of $15,000 is available in each of AWS’s 22 Districts for students pursuing a degree or certificate in a welding or welding-related program. Scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $2,500+.
AWS Charlotte Section Scholarship
District 4 Named Scholarship
Arc 3 Gases Scholarship
Arc3 Gases is a multi-generation, family-owned and operated gas and welding supply company with 51 locations in Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. Arc 3 serves many industries ranging from fabrication and manufacturing research, health care and food and beverage.
The Arc3 Gases Scholarship is for a student in a welding program in AWS District 4, preferably from Virginia or North Carolina.
Welder Training Scholarship
For students seeking welder training in a certificate program less than two years in length through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training. Each District has a minimum of 25 – $1,000 scholarships to award.
Applications are accepted January-November and selections are made on a rolling basis until the District awards the designated funds for the year.