Classroom & Shop
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Scholarships for Welding Students
AWS offers more than $1.5 million each year in scholarships to students in certificate, associate degree, and bachelor’s degree welding programs. More than 1,000 scholarships are awarded, with individual students receiving between $1,000 to $5,000, and in some cases even more.
National, District, and Section Scholarships
Deadline is March 1st for scholarships to be used the following fall term.
Learn more at www.aws.org/scholarships.
Welder Training Scholarships
For students seeking welder training in a certificate program less than two years in length. Applications are accepted January-November and selections are made throughout the year on a rolling basis.
Learn more at www.aws.org/weldertrainingscholarship.
Students can apply for all scholarships at scholarship.aws.org.
Scholarships for Welding Educators
Want to gain some extra knowledge or get some help pursuing an advanced degree? The AWS Foundation offers scholarships for welding educators to pursue continuing education or professional development.
Learn more and apply at www.aws.org/educatorscholarships.
Grant Opportunities for Welding Programs
Welding Workforce Grant
The AWS Foundation is committed to supporting schools and educational institutions that are training the next generation of welders. Grants up to $25,000 are available to improve and expand facilities to increase the number of welding graduates. This year the AWS Foundation will award up to $300,000 to programs across the country.
Learn more about the Welding Workforce Grant program at www.aws.org/welderworkforcegrant
Thinking about hosting a welding competition or looking to improve an existing one?
Check out this AWS Publication for Welding Contests
AWS Membership Opportunities
AWS membership can help you advance your career, connect with industry experts and save on AWS products and services.
AWS knows that students are our industry’s future and provides every aspiring welding professional with a variety of unparalleled resources and opportunities.
You strive to maintain the highest educational standards: to advance today’s workforce and train the next generation that will help keep our welding industry safe, strong and secure around the world. The Educational Institution membership was designed especially for educational leaders, faculty, staff and students.
AWS Student Chapters
AWS Student Chapters provides a foundation for students to gain the knowledge, experience and networking needed to begin a successful career outside of the classroom. With over 100 AWS Student Chapters located at schools across the country, students can learn and sharpen the skills needed for a successful career in the welding industry.