The American Welding Society Foundation awards over $2 million annually for education and training in welding and related fields!
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The AWS Idaho-Montana (ID-MT) Section 185, AWS District 20, and AWS National provide many welding scholarships for those pursuing welding knowledge. ID-MT post-secondary welding students and educators please apply for the upcoming academic year welding scholarships via an electronic application process through the AWS Foundation Scholarship Portal at https://scholarship.aws.org/applications/.
AWS National, District, and ID-MT Section welding scholarships are designed to assist students and educators majoring in welding or welding-related studies with the ever increasing challenge of paying for their college education. Please help spread the word about these scholarships. Remember that the deadline for all welding scholarship applications is March 1st (except for the District AWS Welder Training Scholarship*).
See table below for the National, District, & Section Scholarships recently awarded within the ID-MT Section.
2 or 4-year welding or joining science-related scholarships: Students in 2 or 4-year welding programs are eligible to apply for National Welding Scholarships. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $5,000.
1, 2, or 4-year welding program scholarships: Students in 1, 2, or 4-year welding programs are eligible to apply for District 20 welding scholarships. Up to two scholarships are awarded to qualified ID/MT welding students.
Clark Family Welding Engineering Scholarship (District 20)
Denis Clark is a welding engineer, “Ohio State MS-WE 1983” who spent his career in welding research at the Sandia and Idaho National Laboratories. He is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Welding Inspector. This annual award in honor of his family is meant for welding technical professionals completing four-year technical degrees contributing to the advancement of welding research and technology.
Priority will be given to students in the fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering or closely related program.
Women of Gases & Welding – District 20 Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a female pursuing a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor degree in welding, gases, or a related field and is eager to start her career in the industry. To receive the application for this scholarship, go to https://scholarship.aws.org/applications/ . One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a female undergraduate who is both a resident of and attending college in the states of ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, or NM.
*AWS Welder Training Scholarship: This scholarship is available to AWS District 20 welding students (includes the states of ID, MT, CO, WY, NM, and UT) seeking welder training in a program up to two years through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. This scholarship cannot be used for credits towards a 4-year program. To receive the application for this scholarship, please click https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/welder-training-scholarship . Apply at any time throughout the calendar year but no later than November 30th . A total of twenty five (25) $1,000 scholarships are available.
There is no separate application for our ID-MT Section Scholarships listed below. All qualified applicants applying for a District Scholarship will automatically be considered for ID-MT Section Scholarships – Remember you must be a resident of or attending college in Idaho or Montana to receive section scholarship funds.
Idaho/Montana Section Scholarships #1-#3 are designed for welding students in 1, 2, or 4‑year welding programs: Students in 1, 2, or 4-year welding programs are eligible to apply for District and ID-MT Section Scholarships.
Dale and Marolyn Mortensen Section Named Scholarship is designed for welding students pursuing 4-year welding programs: Students with a residency or college tie to Idaho and/or Montana in at least their second year of a 4-year WET or WE program who have a solid work and academic history as well as a passion for welding are encouraged to apply for the Dale and Marolyn Mortensen Section Named Scholarship.
Paul O’Leary Memorial Idaho/Montana Section Named Scholarship is only for welding students with a residency or college tie to Montana: Students in 2 or 4-year welding programs with a tie to Montana, a strong work background, hands-on welding experience, and solid academics are encouraged to apply for the Paul O’Leary Memorial Idaho/Montana Section Named Scholarship.
Educator Scholarships: Designed to assist welding educators pursuing AS, AAS, BS, MS, or PhD degrees in an area related to Welding or Education related to welding. To learn more about these National and District Educator Scholarships, go to https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/educator-scholarships
Scholarships range from $750 to $3,500.
REMEMBER: Apply for all welding scholarships for which you are eligible as you could receive scholarships at multiple levels.