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What Kind of Welding Scholarships Can Students Apply for?

Welding scholarships are for college students pursuing welder training program. If you want to learn to weld, cut or solder, there are welding scholarships to offset the cost of trade school 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 may pay for training in 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.

If you secure a welding scholarship, as it is not a student 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. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers earn about $44,190 median pay in 2020.

Some welders in specialty trade contracting may earn even more too. Industrial machinery mechanics for instance, earn about $55,490 per year in 2020. Then some experienced pipe fitters report median annual wages of $56,330 in 2020, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.

List of Welding Scholarships

Check out our list of welding scholarships below. We have 225 awards worth $482K.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) Scholarship

The Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) Scholarship is available for FMA members students currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career on a full-time basis (12 or more credit hours).

Total: $3500

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2021

William B. Howell 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. 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 Florida, Michigan and Ohio. (A resident is defined as having lived in the specific area for a minimum of one year.)

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15, 2022

John Deere Dealer Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are members of the Future Farmers of America and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must pursue two- or four-year degrees in any agricultural major, rural sociology, public service and administration in agriculture, welding or diesel mechanics.

Total: $2000

Awards: 150

Deadline: January 15

Jacob Ross Parish Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America (preference to members of the Lockhart County chapter) and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to pursue a four-year degree in agricultural education with plans to teach or pursue other similar professions.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 15

Edward J. Brady 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 have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be able to prove financial need.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

Houston Section Welding Society Scholarships

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and vocational students who reside in Houston. Applicants must be majoring in welding.

Total: $667

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 01

Arsham Amirikian Engineering Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are 18 years of age or older and are pursing a career in the application of the art of welding in civil and structural engineering. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be able to prove financial need.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

Acacio “Roger” Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors in Dutchess, Putnam or Westchester County, New York or Fairfield County, Connecticut. Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in construction and other specializations within the building industry.

Total: $8000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 01

Neil and Louise Tillotson Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are enrolled or have been accepted into a two-year or four-year postsecondary degree or advanced certificate institution. Students must reside in Coos County, New Hampshire, or surrounding border communities in northeast Essex County, Vermont.

Total: $16000

Awards: 5

Deadline: April 13

Cooperative Credit Company Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America and residents of IL, IA, MN, OH, SD, or WI. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and major in selected agricultural fields. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1000

Awards: 5

Deadline: January 15