Scholarship Sources

Lynnes Welding Training Scholarship

LWT has established the Lynnes Welding Training Scholarship with the AWS Foundation, Inc.  That scholarship is open from December 1st and closes on May 1st for the next Award Year.  Check with either LWT location for the application and requirements.

To apply you may apply at and follow directions below or download and print the LWT Scholarship Application 2021-2022.

AWS Scholarships

The American Welding Society offers multiple scholarship funds that, once awarded, are payable directly to the school to which you have been accepted.  It will cover the cost of tuition, books, supplies and related institutional costs.

To apply for an AWS District Scholarship, follow these simple steps.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on education, click on scholarships.
  3. Click on First time user to register for a profile. (You can watch the On-Demand Webinar to find out more about the application process.)
  4. Steps:
    1. Register for a Profile. Use an email address you will still be able to access in 18 months.
    2. Create an Academic Profile, which includes your personal statement and career objectives.
    3. Find out which scholarships you are eligible for based on your academic profile and geographic location and click to apply.
    4. Provide references and any required documentation to complete your applications.

Applications open December 1st for the next award year, which runs July 1st-June 30th.

Deadline to apply for National, District, and Section Scholarships is March 1st.

May-June Selections are made for National and District Scholarships.

May-July Selections are made for Section Scholarships.

District Scholarships: Each of AWS’s 22 Districts has a pool of $15,000.00 to award to students residing or attending school within the District boundaries.

Section Scholarships: Many AWS Sections have scholarships funded by local members, companies, and donors designated for students in the Sections. Scholarships range from $1,000-$3,000+.

You can go to this website to find your district and your section:

Welder Training Scholarship: The application window is December 1st-November 30th. Selections are made January 15th– December 15th on a rolling basis.

Email [email protected] with any questions or the Financial Aid at [email protected].

Other Scholarships:

Dollars for Scholars
Application timeline January 1st thru April 1st each year
North Dakota Dollars for Scholars:

To find your local state Dollars for Scholars visit here:

Scholarship America Search here for scholarships you may qualify for

AmericanTrucks is offering four scholarships to currently enrolled students (including high school seniors) who are working on a post-secondary education, covering $2,500 of their schooling costs. Two winners will be selected for the fall semester and two winners will be selected for the spring semester, on a reoccurring basis each year. Deadline Spring: by 12:00pm October 15th. Fall: by 12pm on June 15th.  For more information visit: 

NDACo College Scholarship Fund – The NDACo scholarship program was created in 1998 to assist county families afford college. Children and grandchildren of county officials and employees are eligible to apply.  This fund offers six $2,000 awards.  Here is the link to find out more information and apply:

Work Ethic Scholarship Calling all plumbers, carpenters, electricians, welders, auto technicians, and anyone willing to learn a trade that helps make civilized life possible.  Through the Work Ethic Scholarship Program through Mike Rowe Works, we give away a modest pile of money once a year to those who demonstrate strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and personal responsibility.  Check out the website for more information: 

The Jessi Combs Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to remove a portion of the financial burden associated with higher education, one of many barriers that could prohibit women from pursuing a career in the trades.  Scholarship applications will be accepted in the Fall. The Jessi Combs Foundation will announce winners in November/December of that year.  Apply now:

BEK COMMUNICATIONS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP: Seniors do not miss this Scholarship Opportunity!  If your household receives BEK Fiber Services apply for a chance to be awarded $500.  For Application and Details go to the link:

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students an accredited post-secondary institution. Twenty-five (25) students completing a two-year, four-year, or trade/vocational certificate/certification program will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $10,000.00 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. 21-22 Award Year application is closed, stay tuned for 22-23 Award Year application dates. To apply:

The Fudge Annual Scholarship is a scholarship open to any US resident who is already enrolled in a college program. You will share your student financial planning and savings ideas by sending an email! They are looking for interesting, unique, creative, and reliable insights on all things student finance that is less than 200 words! To apply:

T4 Tools Trades Torque Tech Scholarship T4 is offering a scholarship to seniors that participated in the T4 Tools Trades Torque Tech Program. Scholarships are in the amount of $500.00. To apply students must write a letter to Mr. Kent Ellis, T4 Director, PO Box 602, Bismarck, ND 58504 Letter should include their area of interest and future goals.

Fisher Welding Training Scholarship Fisher Industries in Dickinson, ND is proud to offer a scholarship to a local senior, within 50 miles of Dickinson, to the Bismarck LWT location. The amount depends on which course is taken by the student, either 200 Hour Gas Metal Arc Skills Course or 480 Hour Combination Welder I Program. This scholarship also includes a 2 year agreement to work at General Steel and Supply Co. upon course completion. Contact Fisher Industries Human Resources 701-456-9184.

ND Indian Scholarship

  • Scholarship amounts up to $2000.00.
  • Apply with the NDUS by July 15th for priority consideration.
  • Requires min. enrollment of 12 semester hours (450 clock hours equivalent).
  • ND resident and enrolled members of federally recognized Indian tribe.
  • Minimum GPA requirement is 2.00 for need-based, or 3.50 for merit-based.
  • FAFSA required for need based.
  • Awards are issued by the ND Indian Scholarship Board generally in July.

MN Indian Scholarship

  • Scholarship amounts up to $4000.00.
  • Are one-fourth or more American Indian ancestry OR an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Canadian First Nation
  • Are a Minnesota resident
  • Apply for other existing state and federal scholarship and grant programs
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Are not in default on a federal or state student loan or, if in default, have regained eligibility for federal or state student aid
  • Qualify for either a Pell or State Grant and demonstrate financial need as an undergraduate student OR demonstrate financial need as a graduate student

ND Academic or ND CTE Scholarships

  • Students apply and qualify in high school. No annual application is required.
  • Requires “full time” enrollment as required for financial aid disbursements.
  • Max disbursement is $500 per term.
  • Must maintain minimum GPA (or equivalent) and cumulative credits (or equivalent)
  • Note that students have up to 6 years following high school graduation to use the full amount of the award, so it’s not just for new freshmen.

Curt Pozan Trades Scholarship Driven by their passion for exceptional home remodeling and commitment to best practices, Vada Contracting LLC has put forth the Curt Pozan Trades Scholarship to support students of the trades who share their commitment to quality and who plan for a career in the residential building trades. All students currently pursuing a trade certificate in construction trades, remodeling, carpentry, painting, interior design, architecture, building materials science, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, green building, general contracting, sustainability, masonry, and welding, or those interested in pursuing one are eligible to apply. Apply here

The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship As the cost of higher education steadily increases, The Law Offices of Daniel Kim understand how challenging the financial burden can be for a student pursing a college degree. They are offering a $5000.00 scholarship to be awarded to one qualified student who is currently attending or are planning to attend college or graduate in Spring.  Click here to apply

Dual-Credit Tuition Scholarship
If you attended a NDUS Institution before enrolling at LWT and took a dual-credit course while in High School this scholarship may be for you!
This scholarship rewards college students for taking dual-credit coursework as a high school student. To qualify, student must have graduated from a high school in ND, or a high School in a bordering state covered under state law (N.D.C.C. 15.1-29), or have graduated from a nonpublic high school in bordering state while residing with a custodial parent in this state, or have completed a program of home education under N.D.C.C.15.1-23; and have completed at least one dual-credit course provided by a NDUS Institution while enrolled in high school or a program of home education; and be currently enrolled at an institution of high education in ND; and have completed at least one semester, quarter, or term at an institution of high education in the state. Click here to learn more and apply