Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship 2024: American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation

Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship 2024-2025 is proudly Sponsored by the American Welding Society. 


  • Amount: Varies
  • Average Amount Awarded
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2025
  • Awarded Last Year: Yes
  • Renewable: No

What is Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship?

The Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship is designated for college undergraduate students pursuing a minimum four-year bachelor’s degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET). Priority is given to students studying welding engineering (WE). Applicants must intend to enroll in an academic institution within the United States, with particular emphasis on those residing or attending school in Iowa, Ohio, or California. A minimum high school diploma is required for eligibility. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to submit two letters of recommendation to strengthen their application.

About the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation

Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship, American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation

The American Welding Society Foundation (AWS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the welding industry through research and educational initiatives. Committed to fostering growth and development within the field, the foundation focuses on providing educational opportunities that equip the next generation with the skills and knowledge needed to address future challenges in welding.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • Must be attending a university or a four-year college
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 required
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must not be currently attending high school
  • Restricted to students studying Engineering/Technology

How to Apply 

What you’ll need:

  • Application Form
  • Essay
  • Financial Need Analysis
  • Recommendations Or References
  • Transcript

Apply for American Welding Society Scholarships!

2024-2025 Scholarships Currently Open to all nationalism.

  • Welder Training Scholarship: For students seeking welder training in a certificate program less than two years in length. Deadline is November 30th.
  • Most AWS National, District, and Section Scholarships have a deadline of March 1st. However, a small number of Section and District Named Scholarships have a deadline of May 1st.

On-Demand Webinar: Understanding the AWS Foundation Scholarship Application Process

Learn about scholarships available through the American Welding Society Foundation and what you need to complete the online application.

Please login or register for an account to get started on your applications.

There are four steps to the application process:

Step 1: Register for a Profile. Use an email address you will still be able to access in 18 months.

Step 2: Create an Academic Profile, which includes your personal statement and career objectives.

Step 3: Find out which scholarships you are eligible for based on your academic profile and geographic location, and click to apply.

Step 4: Provide references and any required documentation to complete your applications.

Scholarships for Welding Educators are submitted on a different website. Visit here to learn more.



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