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Welding Scholarships & Grants

Supporting Students, Educators and Professionals

Building Future Welders

Dedicated to building more than just welding products, Miller wants to help build people too. We strongly believe that all individuals who are interested in welding should get the opportunity to learn the trade and to work towards a degree that will help them build their future and achieve success. With various scholarship and grant opportunities, we’re helping to grow the welding workforce and the passion for our craft.


Miller Electric Mfg. Co. National Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who will be a senior in a four-year bachelor’s degree in welding engineering technology (WET) or welding engineering (WE). Two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded annually.

Mike & Joan Krupnicki / Miller Electric Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student residing within AWS District 6 attending or enrolled in the welding program at Arc+ Flame / Monroe Community College (Monroe Corporate College) in Rochester, NY. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded annually. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 1.

Mobile WESCO & Miller Electric Scholarship

This Welder Workforce Endowment scholarship is sponsored by WESCO Welding Gas & Supply and the Miller Electric Mfg. Co.  Started in 1961 in Prichard, AL, WESCO is one of the largest independent gas and welding distributorships along the Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, Gulf Coast.  There is an annual award pool of $5,000.

Norco & Miller Electric UBTech Scholarship

The Norco & Miller Electric UBTech Scholarship was established by Norco and the Miller Electric Mfg. Co for a student attending Uintah Basin Technical College in a minimum of a 900 HR Certificate Program course of study that will result in a 900 HR UBTech Program Certificate. There is an annual award pool of $5,000.

Dalton Nolan Van Memorial Scholarship

Dalton Van, recipient of the 2019 Miller® Weld-Mask™ Scholarship, passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2020. Dalton was a talented welder with a passion for the trade. He attended Utah State University Eastern and earned a gold medal in the Utah SkillsUSA competition and took silver while representing Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) at Nationals.  To honor Dalton, his hard work, and his dedication to the welding trade, Miller and the American Welding Society (AWS) will award a $1,000 scholarship each year between 2021-2025 to a student at Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) to support their welding education, carrying Dalton’s legacy forward in the future of welding. To qualify, a student must be full-time in a minimum 900 HR Certificate Program course of study with at least a 2.5 overall GPA.



Learn about all AWS Foundation Scholarships at, and apply online at starting in December.

Miller WorldSkills USA Scholarship

This Miller® WorldSkills Scholarship is awarded to the winner of the AWS WorldSkills USA Competition, which is held on a bi-annual basis.  The winner represents the United States at the WorldSkills Welding Competition the following summer. The winner of the AWS WorldSkills USA Competition will receive the following:

  • The Miller® WorldSkills USA Scholarship consisting of up to $10,000 per year for a period of four consecutive years (total maximum $40,000)
  • Up to $1,000 in AWS Publications
  • Four-year complimentary full AWS membership

Congratulations to the 2021 Miller Electric Scholarship Recipients

View the entire list of recipients

Grants for Schools and Organizations

Gaining funding through grants as an alternative resource to support your welding-training projects and initiatives can be a great opportunity to expand your funds. The grant world is highly competitive. The Miller Grant Assistance Tool can help you research appropriate grants and prepare a strong grant application for your welding-related project.

View our Grant Assistance Tool

Light a Spark Grant

Miller® and the AWS Foundation have partnered to establish the Light a Spark Grant. This grant provides a starter package of equipment and supplies to introduce welding to a high school Ag-Ed Program, Career and Technical Education Class, or Practical Skills Course. Up to seven (7) starter packages valued at more than $14,000 each will be awarded

Sharing Stories that Matter

Behind every welding hood is a person we’d like to get to know. Why? Because the stories shared might inspire someone else to take a chance, try something different and begin a new chapter in their story.

Some of us have an unlikely path to becoming a welder — like Michael Brandt, owner of custom fabrication and mobile welding shop Garage Bound, LLC. At the age of 9, Michael had a great mentor who planted the seed for a love of welding. That love would help Michael get through some difficult times and later inspire him to pass on his passion to the next generation.