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

  • Imagine America Foundation Military Scholarship
    • Scholarships for vocational training for honorably discharged or retired veterans.Click here to learn more and apply.
  • AMVETS’ Scholarship
    1. AMVETS National Scholarship Program - Veterans who have used all of their military
      benefits or who don’t have the funding to continue their vocational training may qualify for
      this scholarship. Click here to learn more and apply.
    2. The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship for veterans reskilling in technical school to compete in the job market. Click here to learn
      more and applyiii.
  • Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program
    • The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support for female Army veterans pursuing
      vocational training certificate programs. Click here to learn more and apply.

Scholarships for Military Spouses

Scholarships for Military Children

  • AMVETS’ Scholarship
    • An annual scholarship for the children and grandchildren of active duty, reserves, National
      Guard members and veterans. Applicants must be current high school seniors. Click here to learn more and apply.
  • Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program
    • Children of active duty and veteran female Army members may qualify for scholarships for
      vocational training resulting in a certificate. Click here to learn more and apply.
  • The American Legion Legacy Scholarship
    • This is a need-based scholarship for the children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who
      died in service on or after September 11, 2001, and the children of post-9/11 veterans who the Department of Veterans Affairs has assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. Click here to learn more and apply.

Military Scholarship Search Tools

Find more scholarships using these search tools.

Major Military Scholarship Granting Organizations

Find more scholarships using these search tools.


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]; 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:

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

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 2016 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.


1 Total number of estimated graduates for TWS calculated based on historic data available as of 1/20/16.

2 Tulsa area annual mean wage is $44,810, Jacksonville area annual mean wage is $41,890 and Houston area annual mean wage is $50,810 for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers (514121) reported by BLS as of May 2019 Average starting salary for Professional Welder is $36,296 for TWS Tulsa, $34,035 for Jacksonville, and TWSTC is $35,648 for graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/18-6/30/19.

3 According to BLS data Oklahoma employed 11,390, Florida employed 13,730 and Texas employed 50,790 welders, cutters, solderers (514121) as of May 2019.

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