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.
Donald F. Hastings Scholarship
The Donald F. Hastings Scholarship honors a person who has devoted more than forty years to the welding industry.
Mr. Hastings' devotion to the
American Welding Society is exemplified by his willingness to share of
personal time, as well as the resources of The Lincoln Electric Company.
Mr. Hastings, Chairman of the
Board and Chief Executive Officer, once stated, "Advanced welding
education is vital to the very survival of this industry. This
scholarship is an investment in welding engineering that will foster
new metal joining technology. I am very proud to be associated with the
renewed emphasis that the American Welding Soceity is placing on
specific welding educational efforts."
The purpose for this scholarship
is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in
pursuing a career in welding engineering.
The Donald F. Hastings Scholarship
will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum
four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding
engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to
welding engineering (WE) students. All applicants must meet the
following eligibility requirements.
- Applicant must be a minimum
of eighteen years of age.
- Applicant must have a
minimum high school diploma.
- Applicant must have a
minimum 2.5 overall grade point average.
- Student may be enrolled full
or part time.
- Proof of financial need is
required to qualify.
- Applicant must submit all
required application information.
- Applicant must be a citizen
of the United States and plan to attend an academic institution located
within the United States.
- Priority will be given to
those individuals residing or attending school in the states of Ohio
and California. (A resident is defined as having lived in the specific
area for a minimum of one year.)
- Applicants may reapply;
however, persons who have received this award may reapply and may be
granted the award for a maximum of four years.
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,
Applicant will be chosen by the
Named Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members,
which have been selected by the National Educational Scholarship
Selection committee will
determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be
announced at the National Awards Luncheon.
One $2,500 award will be given
No awards will be paid directly
to the recipient. All awards will be paid directly to the academic
institution by the AWS Foundation.
Deadline for application is
February 15, for the following Fall Term.