The AWS Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of new online application.
The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed or gender.
Airgas - Jerry Baker Scholarship
Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) is the largest U. S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding, safety and products. Its integrated network of nearly 800 locations includes branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also distributes its products and services through eBusiness, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information, please visit www.airgas.com.
Jerry Baker, who sold the Southern Welding Supply Company to Airgas in 1986, continues to work for Airgas Mid America, one of Airgas' twelve regional companies, as Director of Corporate Development, working out of its Bowling Green, Kentucky branch. A graduate of Bowling Green Business University with a bachelor's degree in accounting, Jerry began his career in industrial gas and welding supplies in 1954 working for the family business, Southern Welding Supply, and became its sole owner in 1972. After selling to Airgas in 1986, Jerry continued to serve as President of Kentucky Airgas, one of the original hub companies formed by Airgas, until 1995, when the hubs were combined to create the current regional company structure. Jerry continues to show a great passion for the distribution business and has earned the respect of colleagues and customers. Through this scholarship, we hope to encourage others to get the education they need to have a successful career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor.
The award will be presented to individuals nationwide. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.
The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.
The Selection Committee will determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be announced at the National Awards Luncheon.
No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards are for tuition and books only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.