Welding Engineering Technology Program Scholarships

Below are scholarships available to students enrolled in Welding Engineering Technology Programs at Ferris State University.     

Ferris Scholarship Application ~ All in one, University wide application for students. Please click here (then sign in and fill the application out) It will display all the scholarships you qualify for.

John Deere Foundation Scholarship
(2) $2,000 scholarship
Divided equally between fall and spring semester

  • Full-time student enrolled in either the FSU Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Welding Engineering Technology programs with two to four semesters remaining until graduation
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need is not considered
  • Additional Criteria: Be eligible for permanent employment in the United States at the time of graduation              


Praxair Scholarship
(2) $5,000 scholarships
Divided equally between fall and spring semesters

  • Full-time senior majoring in the Welding Engineering Technology
  • Minimum GPA 2.8
  • Financial need is NOT required
  • Preference given to students who have demonstrated leadership skills through participation with a FSU registered student organization, other professional/volunteer organizations or relevant industry experience.
  • The recipient shall be selected by the Welding Engineering Technology Scholarship Committee


Contact: Jeff Hardesty @ 231-591-2511


Outside Welding Engineering Technology Scholarships

Outside scholarships are not managed by Ferris State University. However, it is our intent to make students aware of additional funding opportunities. If you have questions regarding a scholarship listed below, please contact their administrator directly.


ASQ Grand Rapids Section 1001 Hans Bajaria Memorial BS QET Scholarship
Scholarship amount varies annually
[Outside Scholarship/not managed by Ferris]

  • Full-time students enrolled in the Manufacturing or Welding Programs
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Financial need is not required
  • Additional Requirements: Demonstrated student involvement in student/professional organizations
  • Must submit completed application (click here)        


Dietrich and Betty Roth Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Roth for a student pursuing a two-year or four-year degree in welding in the state of Michigan. The student must have completed their first year of higher education, be a full time student, and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Proof of financial need is required. Preference will be given to students in the field of resistance welding. The deadline is March 15, of each calendar year for the fall semester. The award is $2,500. (Click here for an application)

For an application, please contact Vicki Pinsky at vpinsky@aws.org  or call 800-443-9353 x212.

American Welding Society Detroit Section Scholarship 
American Welding Society District #11 Scholarship 
American Welding Society National Scholarship (Includes RWMA Scholarship) 
American Welding Society Scholarship - Praxair Limited Scholarship
American Welding Society International Scholarship
American Welding Society Foundation  
Fiatech Scholarship opportunity
GreenPal Business Scholarship worth $2,000
Hazing Scholarship
AACE International Scholarship (Due February 15th to their headquarters) 
Mecosta County Area Community Foundation Scholarships
Morey Technical Training Scholarships
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation Scholarships
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Welding scholarship opportunity worth $2,500
State of Michigan Scholarships
ASEE SMART Scholarship