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

Students in the Oklahoma City 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

Danielle Rivera Memorial-District 17 Scholarship
Established in memory of Danielle Rivera, graduate of TSTC-Waco Welding Program. This scholarship will be awarded to a woman planning to attend a welding program with an emphasis on the hands-on practice of welding and metals joining. 

Oklahoma City Section Scholarship

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.


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