Louis DeFreitas Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

American Welding Society

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a current high school senior or undergraduate student at the time of application.
  3. Must be majoring in and planning to pursue a career in welding or a closely related field.
  4. Must be a resident of Santa Clara, California.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are pursuing further education in welding or a closely-related field. Applicants must reside in Santa Clara, California.

Application requirements for the Louis DeFreitas Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: This scholarship is sponsored annually by the Santa Clara Section in honor of Louis DeFreitas, a long-time member of the Section.

Award Amount: $3,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

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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