David J. Landon Scholarship

American Welding Society Foundation, Inc.

This scholarship was established through the generous donations of the Iowa Section of the American Welding Society, Vermeer Corporation, and the matching gift program approved by the Board of Directors of the American Welding Society in 2013. This scholarship intended to assist young welders to develop andrefine their abilities through education and to help them in their efforts to accomplish extraordinary things. This is open to high school graduates and GED recipients. Applicants must be pursuing a 1-year diploma in a welding-related field only, working toward a 2 year Associates degree in welding or working toward a Bachelors degree or higher in welding engineering or related field.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age or a high school graduate; Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma or GED.
  • Financial Need:
  • Residence:
    Applicant must reside in the state of Iowa.
  • Citizenship:
    Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or legally allowed to work within the United States.
  • College:
    Applicant must plan to attend an academic institution located in Iowa.
  • Major/Career:
    Applicants must be working toward a 1-year diploma in a welding-related field only; working toward a 2 year Associates degree in welding; or working toward a Bachelors degree or higher in welding engineering or related field.

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    Essay based on the following topic, Who is your hero and to whom have you been a hero? All essays should be 300-500 words in length, typewritten, and double-spaced;Personal Statement, which may discuss your Timeliness and completion of school or work assignments Creativity in solving problems Demonstrated responsibility on own 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 Career Objectives
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Two letters of recommendation (only 2) from the two personal references listed on the application. Include the two letters of recommendation with the completed application package. Letters of recommendation should include any factors to assist the committee in judging your eligibility - i.e., documenting previous hands-on welding experience, documenting your ambitions, goals, leadership, etc.
  • Other Materials:
    Application (form);Statement of Unmet Financial Need (form) completed by an accredited academic institution even if no FAFSA was filed;Verification of Enrollment (form) completed by college or university.

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