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What Kind of Welding Scholarships Can Students Apply for?

If you want to learn to weld, cut or solder, there are welding scholarships to offset the cost of trade or welding school.

Welding scholarships may help you pursue a college degree or certificate. There are various programs in welding, brazing and soldering.

Some awards also pay for training in a related field. Like engineering, manufacturing, construction, welding management or metals technology.

Many of these scholarships come from technical colleges and welding schools. The American Welding Society (AWS) also offers scholarships for members of local branches. For example, Sacramento, Houston or Puget Sound.

Some scholarships for welders are also available through providers who support construction trades. So, to be eligible you may need to be in a course of study leading to a degree in a construction related field.

Apart from your major, you may need to meet other criteria to apply as well. Things like a specific GPA range and proof of financial need.

Sometimes providers also ask to see pictures of past projects and work history. They may want you to write an essay stating your career goals too.

Why You Should Apply for a Welding Scholarship?

Welders work with hand-held and remotely controlled tools to join and cut metal parts. Applying heat, they fuse metal pieces to form a strong bond.

The welding process is useful in so many industries. From automobile manufacturing and repair and aerospace. To shipbuilding, construction, pipelines and car racing.

If this career path interests you, you need a high school diploma and technical training. Depending on the skills you want to hone, this may include pursuing an associate degree.

The average welding training programs cost $3,469 or, about $11,616 if you choose a private college.

If you secure a scholarship, as it is not a loan, you do not need to repay the funds. As long as you abide by the terms.

This financial help may help you break into a career as a trained welder. Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers earn about $42,490 per year.

Some welders in specialty trade contracting may earn even more too. Industrial machinery mechanics for instance, earn more than $79,150 per year. Then some experienced pipe fitters report earnings of more than $97,170.

List of Welding Scholarships

Check out our list of welding scholarships below. We have 417 awards worth $2M.

Matsuo Bridge Company, Ltd. of Japan Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international students who are majoring in civil engineering, welding engineering, welding engineering technology, or a related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled in the junior or senior year of an accredited undergraduate program.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

Jack R. Barckhoff Welding Management Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college juniors who are 18 years of age or older and are pursuing a career in welding engineering. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and attend Ohio State University.

Total: $2500

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 01, 2021

James A. Turner, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are 18 years of age or older and are pursuing management career in welding store operations or a welding distributorship. Students must be employed (at least 10 hours a week) at a welding distributorship at the time of application.

Total: $3500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

O. J. Templet Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students from Baton Rogue, LA who are majoring in welding or a welding-related field.

Total: $750

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are 18 years of age or older and are pursuing a career in welding engineering. Students must also have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Priority will be given to those individuals residing or attending school in the states of Ohio or Arizona. (A resident is defined as having lived in the specific area for a minimum of one year.)

Total: $3500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

Airgas – Jerry Baker Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and Canadian undergraduate students who are 18 years of age or older and are pursuing welding or engineering technology degrees. Students must have a minimum GPA 2.8 or a minimum 3.0 GPA in engineering courses. Priority is given to those residing or attending school in Alabama, Georgia or Florida.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

Praxair International Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and Canadian undergraduate students who are 18 years of age or older and are pursuing a career in welding engineering. Students must also have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

Airgas – Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and Canadian undergraduate students who are 18 years of age or older. Students, attending school or living in Alabama, Georgia or Florida, pursuing careers in welding engineering or welding engineering technology. An overall minimum GPA of 2.8 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all engineering courses is required.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

Robert L. Peaslee-Detroit Brazing and Soldering Division Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and Canadian college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are pursuing a career in welding engineering or welding engineering technology with an emphasis on brazing and soldering applications. Students must also have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher an attend an institution in the U.S. or Canada.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

Paul O’Leary Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for undergraduate students who reside in or attend college in Idaho or Montana. Applicants must be majoring in welding and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2021

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