The American Welding Society Foundation awards over $2 million annually for education and training in welding and related fields!

Students in the Fox Valley 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 $3,000 – $5,000+.

 District Scholarships
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+.

 Section Named Scholarships                          

AWS Fox Valley Section

In supporting the AWS Foundation Scholarship program, the Fox Valley Section is providing a scholarship to improve access to scholarships for students pursuing a career focused on welding, help address the shortage of welders in the United States and create broader awareness of the American Welding Society and local Sections. The constantly changing technological welding world along with a growing demand for welders and rising educational costs has prompted us to provide this scholarship.

Individuals interested in pursuing a rewarding career in an exciting, fast paced, ever changing environment focused on welding are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.   Click here to download the scholarship application form.

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.

                                   Apply for AWS Foundation Scholarships at