The Spark For the Future Scholarship is for local-area Houston, Texas students who are pursuing higher education and instruction in welding and related metal-working specializations. Award applications are available for study at vocational and accreditation programs, as well as two- and four-year undergraduate programs. GPA of 3.0 or higher required. Award Amount is $1,000 and will be awarded for tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to the academic institution. Verification of enrollment must be provided prior to disbursement of award. Multiple awards may be given, dependent upon application quality and number of entries.