Women Who Are Training for Skilled Trades Careers

Did you know you could receive a scholarship simply for choosing welding training? That’s right. Several organizations offer financial aid to help students fund their welding education.

What Is It?
A scholarship program for eligible female students of TWS who demonstrate financial need. TWS’ financial aid office determines financial need by subtracting the student’s available resources and eligibility for financial aid funding from the direct educational cost of the program. The maximum scholarship award amount a student could receive is $3,000.

When Is It?
The Women in the Skilled Trades scholarship is based on the enrolled student’s training start date. The school has a limited number of scholarships, and awards are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who Can Apply?
Female students enrolled in a TWS program with demonstrated financial need after applying for the FAFSA.

See the complete list of eligibility criteria here.

How to Apply?
Female students enrolled in a TWS program may complete this application and submit it to the Scholarship Selection Committee with their driver’s license or government issued ID card.

Why the Skilled Trades Need More Women

I love it, I really do. I get to work with my hands and the money is great. … I believe that the rise of other girls like me getting into the industry and the amazing programs that are out there are great signs of progress. I can’t wait to see more women find this career path.

Companies across the country are grappling with a big problem: Older skilled tradespeople are retiring, and newly trained workers aren’t replacing them fast enough.ii With women accounting for just 4 percent of construction and extraction occupations, there is a huge opportunity for women in the skilled trades.iii

Women can find not only job opportunities in the skilled trades but also career satisfaction and healthy wages.iv All that many need to get started on the path to careers in welding, HVAC and electrical applications is skilled trades training, as employers would often prefer to hire applicants with these credentials.v

That’s where TWS comes into the picture. We’re making sure funding doesn’t stand between female students and skilled trades training with our Women in the Skilled Trades Scholarship.


We’re Here to Support You

Do you have questions about applying for the Women in the Skilled Trades Scholarship? We have you covered. Our financial aid advisors can walk you through the process, answer questions and provide necessary documents. Call us today.

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