Shelton L. Ritter Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,250

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

American Welding Society

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately seven awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must reside in New Orleans, LA.
  2. Must be an undergraduate student at the time of application.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must be pursuing education to further a career in welding.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for undergraduate students who are residing in New Orleans and pursuing a career in welding or a related field.

Application requirements for the Shelton L. Ritter Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: This scholarship is sponsored by the New Orleans section of the American Welding Society, and named in honor of Shelton L. Ritter. Each year, local area students with an interest in pursuing a career in welding will be eligible to apply for this award.

Award Amount: $1,250 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,250.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Applications are available online on the American Welding Society (AWS) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must also submit the following: two letters of reference with one letter of reference indicating previous hands-on welding experience; a personal statement; original official transcript(s) sent directly from the college or university (if applying for more than one scholarship, only one transcript must be an original official transcript); verification of enrollment; an essay as specified on the application; and a statement of unmet financial need. Students must also file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the deadline date. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The application and all supporting materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Vicky Pinsky
Address: 550 N.W. LeJeune Road Miami, Florida 33126

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