Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance
This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA) to perpetuate its legacy of support for welding education.
The RWMA was a trade association founded in 1936 to promote the
technical and economic advantages of the resistance welding
process. For 70 years, the members of the RWMA volunteered their
time and pooled their resources to ensure that every opportunity was
afforded to those individuals who had an interest in the resistance
This scholarship was established upon the dissolution of the RWMA in
2005, to commemorate the efforts of all those who had worked throughout
the years to provide opportunities for learning. The Resistance
Welding Manufacturing Alliance Scholarship continues, under the
direction of the AWS Foundation, to support students of the resistance
welding process. The hope is that the scholarship recipients will
learn to appreciate the simple elegance and robustness of the process,
so that they can carry the message forward to the next generation.
The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to
those individuals who express an interest in the resistance welding
process while pursuing a career in welding engineering.
This scholarship is
available to U. S. and Canadian citizens who are students majoring in
Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology. These students
must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria.
- Junior level student in a four-year
- Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade
- Financial need is not required.
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or
Canada, and plan to attend an academic institution located within the
United States or Canada.
- Applicant must be working towards a four-year degree
in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology.
- Applicant must submit a completed application.
- Applicant must provide an essay of 500 words or less
about why the student wishes to become involved in the resistance
- Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation
from a faculty member or an Academic Advisor using the RWMA Scholarship
- Candidates must submit a second letter of
recommendation from another party, such as an employer, using the RWMA
Scholarship Recommendation form.
- Candidates must submit a personal statement to
include the following information: demonstrated timeliness and
completion of assignments, creativity in solving problems, demonstrated
responsibility on own initiative, ability to work well with others,
organization skills (ability to handle multiple tasks, time
management), participation in class, campus and outside organizations,
participation in AWS Student and Section activities, and career