Scholarships

Scholarships

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

Students in the Northwest 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

District 15 Scholarship

AWS Northwest Section – Mace Harris Scholarship

  • Applicant must have or be working towards a High School diploma or GED
  • The student must have also applied for the District Scholarship
  • Proof of financial need
  • Full time student
  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Northwest Section
  • Awardee must be a student in good standing and maintain a 2.0 (C) average while attending

AWS Northwest Section – Mike Hanson & Bob Sands Scholarship

  • Applicant must have or be working towards a High School diploma or GED
  • The student must have also applied for the District Scholarship
  • Proof of financial need
  • Full time student
  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Northwest Section
  • Awardee must be a student in good standing and maintain a 2.0 (C) average while attending

Production Engineering/Mike Albers/N.W. Section Scholarship

  • The student must have also applied for the District Scholarship
  • Proof of financial need
  • Full time student
  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Northwest Section
  • Student may be pursuing a certificate or associates degree, and exhibit interest in welding related, brazing and resistance welding.
  • Preference will be given to a student at Anoka Technical College.
  • Awardee must be a student in good standing and maintain a 2.0 (C) average while attending

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 scholarship.aws.org.