Scholarships

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.

Scholarships

Miller 90th Anniversary Scholarship
Miller celebrated its 90th anniversary by providing 90 scholarships for welding students in 2020.  Miller and the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation, awarded each winning student with a $2000 scholarship to support their welding education — a total of $180,000 in scholarships.   View Scholarship Winner List >>

Learn about our current scholarship opportunities to determine your eligibility and find out more regarding the application process and deadlines for each scholarship.

All scholarships can be applied for at scholarship.aws.org starting in December.

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.

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

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

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.