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

Students in the Indiana 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 and District Named Scholarships

Bob Richwine – Indiana Section Scholarship

The scholarship is sponsored by the Indiana Section to honor Mr. Richwine.

The Brant Family/Indiana Oxygen Scholarship

The Brant family has been in the business of providing welding gases and equipment for over a hundred years. Walter and John Brant founded Indiana Oxygen. Their sons, Robert and John, Jr., carried on the family business. Grandson Wally Brant, along with his son, Jay, and daughter, Anne, desire greatly to promote the educational opportunities in welding while honoring the patrons of their family business.

Every year in school is a year without full time income. This is a recognized sacrifice. The Brant Family and Indiana Oxygen Company wish to help defray some of the cost of the pursuit of a formal education in the welding field.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Brant Family and Indiana Oxygen.

AWS Indiana Section Scholarship

This scholarship is funded and managed by the AWS Indiana Section.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to email the section at: [email protected].

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.

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