The American Welding Society Foundation awards over $2 million annually for education and training in welding and related fields!

Students in the Rochester Section may be eligible for the following scholarships:

National, District, and Section Scholarships – Deadline March 1st for the following fall term

National Scholarships
For students pursuing a specific degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Scholarships range from $3,000 – $5,000+.

District Scholarships
A minimum of $15,000 is available in each of AWS’s 22 Districts for students pursuing a degree or certificate in a welding or welding-related program. Scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $2,500+.

District 6 Named Scholarships

Mike & Joan Krupnicki / Miller Electric Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student residing within AWS District 6 attending or enrolled in the welding program at Arc+ Flame / Monroe Community College (Monroe Corporate College) in Rochester, NY. Two $2,500 Scholarships will be awarded annually. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 1.

Bill Myers District 6 Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the former AWS Allegheny Section to honor AWS Past President, Bill Myers.

Welder Training Scholarship
For students seeking welder training in a certificate program less than two years in length through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training. Each District has a minimum of 25 – $1,000 scholarships to award.

Applications are accepted January-November and selections are made on a rolling basis until the District awards the designated funds for the year.

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