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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 575 awards worth $1M.

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.
Award Amount

Total: $667

Awards: 4

Deadline

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.
Award Amount

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: March 01

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.
Award Amount

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline

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.
Award Amount

Total: $8000

Awards: 2

Deadline

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.
Award Amount

Total: $16000

Awards: 5

Deadline

Deadline: April 13

NAWIC Construction Trades Scholarship

The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education.?Each year they award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500.
Award Amount

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: February 28

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.
Award Amount

Total: $2500

Awards: 2

Deadline

Deadline: March 01

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.
Award Amount

Total: $750

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: March 01

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.
Award Amount

Total: $3500

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: March 01

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.)
Award Amount

Total: $3500

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: March 01