Houston Section Welding Society Scholarships

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

American Welding Society

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Four awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  3. Must be majoring in and planning to pursue a career in welding or a related metal-working field.
  4. Must reside in Houston, TX.
  5. Must be enrolled in or applying to an accredited vocational school or undergraduate program.

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

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

Application requirements for the Houston Section Welding Society Scholarships are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Each year, the Houston Chapter of the American Welding Society provides three awards to local-area students who are pursuing higher education and instruction in welding and related metal-working specializations. These scholarships are named in honor of George Kampschafer, Dr. Daryle W. Morgan, Ron VanArsdale, and Ronald Theiss, local leaders in the industry. Award applications are available for study at vocational and accreditation programs, as well as two- and four-year undergraduate programs.

Award Amount: $500 to $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $667.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, 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.
About American Welding Society:
Contact Information: Derek Stelly, Houston Chapter Scholarship Coordinator
Address: 7420 Wright Rd. Houston, Texas 77041

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