The fund for this scholarship was established at the inauguration of the BC Section of the American Welding Society in May 1998, by the late Bruce Third and his family, of George Third and Sons, a Burnaby-based steel fabrication plant. The AWS BC Section proceeded to match their initial donation, and a number of other sponsors have since contributed. 

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity for financial assistance to individuals demonstrating an interest in pursuing a vocation as a welder.

This Scholarship will be awarded to two full-time post-secondary welding students demonstrating an aptitude for excelling at a welding occupation. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • be of admissible age to attend a vocational institute;
  • be already enrolled, or have successfully completed training, as a full-time "C" level welding student between July 1st, 2013 and June 30th, 2014;
  • submit all required application information (see APPLICATION PROCEDURE);
  • attend an eligible trades institution within BC.

JULY 31st, 2014

  • The Welding Scholarship Committee will initially evaluate all applicants. The final choices will be made by an outside party (industry representative).
  • The award recipients will be determined by September 1st.
  • All successful applicants will be contacted by letter as soon as possible after September 1st.
  • Applicant does NOT have to be a member of the American Welding Society.

  • $500.00 scholarship award
  • One-year full membership (plus initiation fee if necessary) to the AWS, BC Section
  • The above will both be awarded to each of two successful applicants

All applicants must submit the following:
  • Application form (BOTH pages filled out)
  • TWO letters of reference (i.e. from employer, welding instructor etc.)
  • Brief biography describing vocational expectations, extracurricular activities, community activities, past achievements etc)

NOTE: Completed application packages must be MAILED (faxed copies are not acceptable) to:

The BC Section of the American Welding Society
718 - 333 Brooksbank Ave.
Suite #605
North Vancouver, BC   V7J 3V8

For more information, please call 604-929-6337 or email the Scholarship Committee