Financial Aid for Training for a Career Fusing Metal
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.
TWS Scholarship Requirements:
- Before you can apply for a welding scholarship, you must meet all regular admissions requirements and be scheduled to start welding training.
- You will be placed in a class or shift based on availability. A welding scholarship can’t be transferred from one shift or program to another.
- If you change your school start date, you could lose the scholarship.
Scholarships for Welding Students
American Welding Society Scholarships
Founded in 1919, the American Welding Society (AWS) is a nonprofit organization where their mission is to further the technology, science and application of welding, cutting, soldering, brazing and thermal spraying. The AWS works to advance the welding industry through action and thought.
The organization strives to encourage new generations to seek careers in welding through certifications, publications, conferences and scholarships.i The foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships to welding students each year.ii
Watch this Video to Learn More about Applying for AWS Scholarships
ORO Development Corporation was established in 1971 and is committed to provide access to opportunities and information for migrant and seasonal farm workers and other low-income families to gain the ability to achieve more sufficient and productive lives within their social and economic environment.
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, (FMA) was founded in 1970 and is a professional organization with more than 2,500 individual and company members from the metal fabricating and equipment manufacturing industries.
Its mission is to champion for the growth and sustainability of the North American metal forming, processing and fabricating industries through technology councils, educational programs and scholarships and the FABTECH trade show.viii
A group of young farmers founded “Future Farmers of America” in 1928. Its mission was to prepare generations to come for the challenges of feeding a growing nation. In 1988, the name was changed to the “National FFA Organization” to reflect the expansion of the group to support students aspiring to a wider variety of careers. Today, the organization is committed to providing a path to achievement for individual students by collaborating with businesses and sponsors to offer scholarships to those with a host of higher education and career goals.xii
SME created the SME Education Foundation in 1979 to inspire, prepare and support students pursuing manufacturing careers at every level. Since its founding, the group has provided more than $33 million in awards, grants and scholarships. The group has also partnered with foundations, corporations, organizations and individual donors to support student education and outreach programs.xv
Two welders founded Tulsa Welding School in 1949, and we’ve been preparing men and women for skilled trades careers ever since. In keeping with this tradition, TWS holds a welding competition for high school seniors each year. The school awarded more than $245,000 in scholarships and prizes last year. You can register for our competition here.
The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) strives to introduce the benefits and features of precast concrete products to foster a more educated specifying community. To advance this mission, the group has been awarding scholarships to students pursuing construction-related, architectural and civil engineering educational paths since 1989xvii
Have Questions? We’re Here to Help
We’re here to answer your questions and walk you through the scholarship application process, from filling out forms to providing enrollment verification letters. Call us to get started with your scholarship application.