The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a management career in welding store operations or a welding distributorship.
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. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma.
Applicant must be employed (at least 10 hours a week) at a welding distributorship at the time this application is submitted.
Applicant must submit all required application information.
Applicants may reapply; however, persons who have received this award may reapply and may be granted the award for a maximum of four years.
The award will be presented to individuals nationwide. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.
The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.
Applicant will be chosen by the Named Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, which have been selected by the National Educational Scholarship Committee.
Selection committee will determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be announced at the National Awards Luncheon.
No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards are for tuition and books only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.