The American Welding Society Foundation awards over $2 million annually for education and training in welding and related fields!
Students in the Connecticut 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+.
Walter Chojnacki and Albert J. Moore, Jr. – Connecticut Section Scholarship
The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying. AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life. AWS Connecticut Section has established its first learning-specific scholarship in the field of Welding in support of the organization’s mission.
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.