The American Welding Society Foundation awards over $2 million annually for education and training in welding and related fields!
Students in the West Michigan Section may be eligible for the following scholarships:
National, District, and Section Scholarships – Deadline March 1st for the following fall term
For students pursuing a specific degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Scholarships range from $3,000 – $5,000+.
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
The following scholarships are open to students in the AWS West Michigan Section (with approximate award pool):
Aim High – Jerry Clay Scholarship – $16,750
West Michigan Section Scholarship #1 – $10,000
Dietrich and Betty Roth Scholarship – $5,250
West Michigan Section Scholarship #2 – $2,250
RoMan Manufacturing – West Michigan Section Scholarship – $1,250
Apex Controls – Bernie TeBos Scholarship – $1,000
James Koster Scholarship – $1,250
Awards may be split among multiple recipients.
Detroit Ellicott/Arc Welding – District 11 Scholarship
Detroit Roth/Resistance Welding – District 11 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. 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.