Miller to award 90 $2,000 scholarships to students furthering their welding education
APPLETON, Wis. (Nov. 19, 2019) — Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller® brand arc welding equipment, is celebrating its 90th anniversary by providing 90 scholarships for welding students in 2020. During FABTECH, it was announced that Miller and the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation, will award each winning student with a $2,000 scholarship to support their welding education — a total of $180,000 in scholarships.
Students 18 years or older who are currently enrolled in a full-time welding education program are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must have a high school diploma (or proof of graduation eligibility) and a GPA of 2.5 or higher — and must be a citizen of the United States.
“Miller is committed to advancing the craft of welding through training and education,” says Becky Tuchscherer, group president, Miller. “We are proud to partner with the AWS Foundation to help these students continue their education and ultimately join the welding workforce.”
Dec. 1, 2019, through March 1, 2020, students can submit a scholarship application by visiting https://scholarship.aws.org. Students must register and create an academic profile, as well as provide a personal statement and career objectives. Once complete, students can apply for the Miller 90th Anniversary Scholarship: Building Our Future.
The 90 award recipients will be selected by the AWS Selection Committee in June 2020, and winners will be announced no later than July 15, 2020.
“The AWS Foundation is honored to partner with Miller in celebration of their 90th anniversary and thank Miller for the positive impact these scholarships will have on the next generation of professionals in the welding industry,” says Monica Pfarr, executive director, AWS Foundation.
For more information on AWS Foundation scholarships, visit: https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/scholarships.
Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller® brand arc welding products and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (NYSE: ITW). For more information, visit MillerWelds.com, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), email email@example.com, fax 877-327-8132, or write to Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.
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