Trade School for Military Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

More than $300 million in military- and veteran-related scholarships and grants are available for eligible service members, veterans and their families.i

What Are Military Scholarships?

Military scholarships fund your vocational training. Who can get military scholarships? Eligible active duty personnel, veterans and their families.ii These sources of funding may come from the federal government or nonprofit organizations.

TWS Scholarship Requirements:

  • Before applying for a scholarship, you will need to meet all routine requirements for admission to TWS and be scheduled to start training.
  • Once placed in a class or shift, you can’t transfer your scholarship to a different shift or program.
  • Changing your training start date can result in the loss of your scholarship.

Military Scholarships to Fund Your Vocational Training

Military education benefits usually cover only tuition and a portion of fees. Fortunately, hundreds of military scholarships and grants are available that can help cover other educational expenses like books and fees.i

Below are just some of the scholarships available to active duty, reserves, veterans and military spouses and children. There are many more than these that can be found by using scholarship search tools or by contacting the TWS financial aid office at 855-237-7711.

Scholarships for Active Duty Military

Scholarships for Veterans

Scholarships for Military Spouses

  • Anchor Scholarship Foundation
    • Scholarships for eligible spouses of active duty, retired and honorably discharged U.S. Navy
      sailors pursuing associate degrees. Click here to learn more and apply.

Scholarships for Military Children

Military Scholarship Search Tools

Find more scholarships using these search tools.

Major Military Scholarship Granting Organizations

Enrollment

We’re Here to Serve You

Applying for scholarships can be a smart move when locating funding for your training investment. We’re here to help you take full advantage of all of the scholarship opportunities for which you qualify. Whether you need assistance filling out forms or enrollment verification letters, our financial aid officers are standing by to serve you. Give us a call today.

Additional Sources

Accredited School, ACCSC. TWS-Jacksonville located at 1750 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216 is recognized by ACCSC as a satellite location of TWS-Jacksonville located at 3500 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216. Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC) in Houston and TWS-Jacksonville are branch campuses of Tulsa Welding School, located at 2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104. Tulsa, OK campus is licensed by OBPVS and ASBPCE. Jacksonville, FL campus is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2331. TWSTC and TWS in Tulsa, OK are approved by TWC. TWS in Jacksonville is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C-668. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. TWS in Jacksonville is also regulated by: Office for Career and Technical Schools, 10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 308, Indianapolis, IN 46204; [email protected]; http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm. GI Bill® Eligible (check with local campus for specific eligibility). The AOSWT program is an Associate of Occupational Studies degree program and is not an academic degree. The AOSWT program is not approved for the following states: CO, GA, LA, MN, and TX. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at: http://www.tws.edu/student-resources/regulatory-information/.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Scholarships available to those who qualify. Candidates need to refer to the scholarship information page to determine topic of essay (where applicable) and must meet all regular admissions requirements and be scheduled to start training prior to applying for a scholarship. If a student changes his/her re-enter date, the scholarship award may be forfeited. Scholarships are not transferable and most scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship TWS offers. In most cases, only one award will be given per student. If a student is eligible for multiple scholarships, the scholarship that is most beneficial to the student will be awarded. Scholarships will be distributed incrementally over the entire duration of the program. Scholarship eligibility requires continuous enrollment. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may result in the probation and possible loss of scholarship. Termination from training may also result in the loss of a scholarship, which may increase your tuition obligation to TWS. Tuition charges will be based on the amount reflected on your Enrollment Agreement. See the reverse side of your Enrollment Agreement or the School Catalog for the school’s refund policy.

* According to 2019 IPEDS data TWS has the largest total combined enrollment of students for all post-secondary schools in the U.S. with the designated largest program of CIP Code Welding Technology/Welder.

** https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce

1 Total number of estimated graduates for TWS calculated based on historic data available as of 12/31/2020.

2 Tulsa area annual mean wage is $46,390, Jacksonville area annual mean wage is $42,910 and Houston area annual mean wage is $51,260 for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers (514121) reported by BLS as of May 2019 http://data.bls.gov/oes. Average starting salary for Professional Welder is $35,863 for TWS Tulsa, $35,157 for Jacksonville, and TWSTC is $39,216 for graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/19-6/30/20.

3 According to BLS data Oklahoma employed 10,420, Florida employed 13,510 and Texas employed 48,940 welders, cutters, solderers (514121) as of May 2020. http://data.bls.gov/oes

4 $0 registration fee due upon enrollment for students starting by August 31, 2021. Payment arrangements for the $50 registrations fee, and all tuition and fees, will be required for balances due prior to starting school.

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