Weld-to-Win Full Tuition to TWS

High School Senior Welding Competition

If you’re planning on a career fusing metal, the High School Senior Welding Competition is a great way to showcase your skills and win tuition scholarships to Tulsa Welding School. Everyone who registers for the competition will receive a $500 scholarship toward any training program at TWS! Whether you’re interested in welding, HVAC/R, or electrical, this scholarship can be applied toward training for your future career. All you need to do is register and attend! Ready to leave your competition in the dust? Think you got what it takes to be Number One? Check out what you could win:

First place: Full Tuition Scholarship to TWS

Second place: Partial Tuition Scholarship to TWS

  • When do I need to be there? Sign in will be first come first serve when it comes to weld times. Check in will be at 7am. The first 60 contestants will weld first, next 60 will weld second, and so on. (If you are registered and paid your fee, you are guaranteed a spot to weld). Safety/rules briefing times for each flight will be 15 minutes before weld time. You must be checked in at least 15 minutes before your start time. The awards presentation will be held at 2pm, as we have 3 large groups welding and must allow ample time for scoring and compilation.
  • What do I bring? Competitors should bring the following equipment: Helmet, leathers, safety glasses. TWS will supply chipping hammer, brush, tape measure, grinders and flywheels, electrode holders & soap stone (you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you prefer). Wear appropriate welding apparel & boots.
A complimentary lunch will be served from 11:00am to 1:00pm. JUDGING/SCORING PROCEDURES: In consideration of the volume of welds being scored and the amount of time required to fully score each piece, an initial visual screening will determine the top 50, which will be pulled from each of the 3 welding groups. After that first screening, the overall top 10 (regardless of group) will be fully scored, and placed 1st through 10th. Only the top 10 welds will be assigned a specific score and placement. COMPETITION CONTACT INFORMATION: We look forward to having you as our guests at Tulsa Welding School. Please call Denae Gamino at 281-975-0509 or by email at [email protected] with any questions. Good Luck! QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE: Check-in Time: 7am Safety/Rules Brief: 3 different weld times. You must be checked in 15 minutes before the weld time. Lunch (provided): 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Awards Ceremony: 2 pm Equipment You Should Bring/Wear
  • Welding Hood
  • Welding Booth Apparel (Long sleeve shirt/Flame retardant clothing. Denim Jeans. NO SHORTS).
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Leathers
  • Safety Glasses

What Is It?

A welding competition for high school seniors who have completed a class in welding at a vocational school or in high school. A full tuition scholarship to TWS is the grand prize. Partial tuition scholarships are awarded to the top runners-up. A $500 tuition scholarship to TWS is awarded to everyone who participates.

Who Can Apply?

High school seniors who have taken a welding class in high school or at a trade school.

How to Apply?

Tulsa, OK Campus

Competition Date: February 25, 2023
Registration Deadline: February 23, 2023

2545 East 11th St.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Phone: (800) 331-2934 ext. 227

Jacksonville, FL Campus

Competition Date: March 4, 2023
Registration Deadline: March 2, 2023

3500 Southside Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Phone: (877) 935-3529

Houston, TX Campus

Competition Date: March 25, 2023
Registration Deadline: March 23, 2023

243A Greens Rd.
Houston, TX 77060

Phone: (281) 975-0500 or toll free (844) 242-1213


Have Questions? We’re Here to Help

Do you have questions about registering for the High School Senior Welding Competition? We’re here to help. Our Financial Aid Advisors can get you signed up for the competition, as well as help you apply for other scholarships. Call us today.