Scholarships

Scholarships

The American Welding Society Foundation awards over $1.5 million annually for education and training in welding and related fields!

Students in the Florida West Coast Section may be eligible for the following scholarships:

National, District, and Section Scholarships – Deadline March 1st for the following fall term

National Scholarships
For students pursuing a specific degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Scholarships range from $2,000 – $6,000+.

District Scholarships
A minimum of $10,000 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+.

Section and District Named Scholarships

Malcolm T. Gilliland Scholarship – District 5

To honor Malcolm T. Gilliland, founder of Malcolm T. Gilliland, Inc., a manufacturer of automatic, semi-automatic and robotic welding systems.

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.

Applications are accepted January-November and selections are made on a rolling basis until the District awards the designated funds for the year.

Apply for AWS Foundation Scholarships at scholarship.aws.org.