WABO is dedicated to advancing educational opportunities to students preparing for a career in structural welding. WABO began granting scholarships in 2006 with approximately 20 scholarships of $500 awarded each year. The scholarships are available to qualified individuals who are enrolled in a welding program at a WABO registered community or technical college. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two quarters in a welding program (degree or certificate) with a minimum 3.0 GPA at a WABO registered community or technical college and must be currently enrolled in a welding program. The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, supplies, and/or registration in the WABO Welder Program.
The Washington Association of Building Officials is a nonprofit, professional association of state, county, city and town officials in Washington State engaged in the development, enforcement and administration of building construction codes and ordinances. The Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) was incorporated in 1977 to promote building codes and standards that safeguard the public health and safety; advise on legislative matters; assist in the development of national and state codes; provide educational opportunities for its members; and preserve local government control of code administration.