Dale Flood Sacramento Section Scholarship


With this endowment we intend to promote the welding industry and enhance workforce development in and around the Sacramento, CA area by providing funding for interested and qualified student applicants to further their education. This funding will be available for those desiring to advance their interests in the art of cutting, brazing and welding as well as those interested in professional areas including furthering education and the sciences of brazing and welding.


To promote an Educated Workforce in the Sacramento, California area.


To be eligible for the Dale Flood Sacramento Section Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
  2. Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  3. Preference shall be given to applicants with a 2.5 overall grade point average.
  4. Applicant must provide a letter indicating how they intend to use this in their welding education.
  5. Student may be enrolled part-time or full-time in a welding or welding related area of education.
  6. Preference shall be given to applicants who can prove financial need.
  7. Applicant must submit all required application information.
  8. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  9. Preference shall be given to applicants who reside within, and are members of, the Sacramento Valley Section.
  10. Applicants may plan to attend any academic institution located within the United States.
  11. Applicants may reapply for this scholarship in subsequent years.

The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.


A Selection Committee (comprised of Section members as determined by the Section) will determine award recipient at their annual District Conference held in the late spring or early summer of each year.


Award amount will be determined by the Selection Committee and will be paid to the recipient’s college or university unless determined otherwise by the Selection Committee.  All awards are for tuition and fees only.

Application Information

Applicant must submit the following:

1.         Application (form)
2.         Two letters of reference, e.g., one documenting previous hands-on welding experience and the other documenting your ambitions, goals, leadership, and any other factors to assist the committee in judging your eligibility.
3.         Personal Statement – including information on the following items will enhance the applicant’s prospects for granting:

  • Demonstrated timeliness and completion of assignments
  • Creativity in solving problems 
  • Demonstrated responsibility and initiative 
  • Ability to work well with others 
  • Organizational skills (ability to handle multiple tasks, time management)
  • Participation in class, campus and outside organizations 
  • Participation in AWS Student and Section activities 
  • General Background information 
  • Career Objectives 

4.         Original Official Transcript(s) sent directly from your last institution of education, e.g., High School, College or University

5.        Statement of Unmet Financial Need completed by an accredited academic institution.

6.         Verification of Enrollment or Application to Enroll completed by a college or university.

7.         Essay or statement titled “Why I Want to Pursue a Career in Welding.”     
Please note: Recipients may be asked to submit a 5 x 7 head and shoulders color photograph for publicity purposes.

Deadline for application is March 1, for the following fall term.
For More Information
Please contact the American Welding Society Sacramento Valley Section #174 Chairman available at www.aws.org or AWS Foundation, Inc. 8669 NW 36th St. #130, Miami, FL 33166  Phone: 800-443-9353, extension 212.

To apply for this scholarship on the Scholarship Portal, CLICK HERE.

Other AWS scholarships are available at http://www.aws.org/about/page/scholarships.

Date posted: October 27, 2015

Praxair Limited Scholarship

Praxair is a Fortune 250 company and the largest industrial gases company in North and South America. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases and high-performance surface coatings. Through its distribution business, Praxair is a leading supplier of welding, cutting, specialty and medical gases and welding-related equipment and supplies. With its retail stores, cylinder-filling plants, distribution warehouses and online channels, Praxair Distribution serves over 500,000 customers and is recognized for its expertise in enhancing productivity.

Working together with AWS will help Praxair provide targeted support to welding and metal fabrication students as they prepare for rewarding careers in the industries and communities served by Praxair. Praxair is pleased to support the variety of scholarship opportunities offered by AWS.

The AWS Sacramento Valley Section (Section 174) will receive $2,000 to award scholarships based on criteria established by Praxair.

Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years of age, at least a high school senior that will be (or has) applied to a certificate welding program or to a college/university for a 2 or 4 year degree focused on welding; have a 2.5 overall GPA; provide a letter of reference indicating how they will use their welding education; may be full or part time, however, full time is preferred. Proof of financial need is not required to qualify. An applicant from an underrepresented group in the welding industry is preferred. The applicant must be a citizen of the United States and plan to attend an academic institution located within the AWS Sacramento Valley Section.

To apply, please click here.

Date posted: December 19, 2017