The James A. Turner, Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student pursuing a minimum four-year Bachelors of Business Degree that will lead to a management career in welding store operations or a welding distributorship. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a minimum high school diploma. Applicants must be employed at least 10 hours a week at a welding distributorship at the time the application is submitted.
The AWS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Our industry depends upon education that prepares the next generation to meet the challenges ahead. The award will be presented to individuals nationwide. Applicants do not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.