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Drake-Williams Steel Scholarship Program


March 18, 2023

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  • Drake-Williams Steel is dedicated to helping youth in the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro to attend to and succeed in higher education institutions. The purpose of the DWS Scholarship program is to provide scholarships annually to high school seniors with the goal of pursuing a career in the welding industry. The recipient(s) will receive a full-tuition award towards a welding degree from a local community college and an accompanying employment opportunity.

    This year, the scholarship award will include: A $2,500 value cash prize to help cover education-related expenses, full tuition paid for a welding program at any local Community College, and a prize pack of DWS items- including Carhartt cold weather clothing, steel-toed boots and a DWS backpack full of gear.

    Deadline for scholarship applications is March 18th by 5 p.m. Cash payments will be $500 awarded every 3 months if employment in good standing is maintained, for a total of $2,500. Submissions should be emailed to the scholarship provider. All submissions should be typed.

    The selected student(s) will be notified by phone/email by April 29th and will be able to attend a DWS Signing Day event (date TBD) to formally accept the award and physical prizes. Funds for tuition costs will be awarded to the student’s institution of attendance upon evidence of registration in classes. This includes the requirement for submission of a proper student identification number and the address of said school’s Registrar Office. Students must be pursuing a welding degree. Employment with DWS is “at-will.”

    Applicant must be a graduating senior who is enrolled at a high school in Nebraska or Iowa and must have at least a 2.0 grade point average (“C” average). Applicant must demonstrate community and/or extra-curricular involvement and must maintain at least Part-Time status of employment at DWS in good standing to continue receiving tuition scholarship funds. Scholarship recipient must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in their community college coursework to be eligible for tuition fund sponsorship. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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