Funding Resources

Resources for Scholarships

American Welding Society

The AWS Foundation supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Create an account, build your profile, and search for scholarships you're eligible for.

Miller Electric

With various scholarship and grant opportunities, Miller Welding is helping to grow the welding workforce and passion for the craft. This page lists several scholarships with links to apply online.


Resources for Finding Grants

Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, is an E-Government initiative operating under the Office of Management and Budget. It provides a database for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. 

Perkins Collaborative Resource Network

PCRN is run by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE). It's goal is to help all students acquire challenging academic and technical skills and be prepared for high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand occupations.

US Economic Development Administration

The EDA plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. They work directly with communities and regions to help them build the capacity for economic development based on local business conditions and needs.


Find grants and Requests for Proposals for nonprofits, students, artists, researchers, and other individuals through a subscription-based foundation directory or the free Quick Start search tool.

Council on Foundations

Use the Foundation Locator to find accredited foundations in your area that may provide scholarships, grants, or other funding opportunities to your organization.

US Department of Labor

The DOL provides grants for workers and job seekers across the country, with specialized programs for teens and young adults, women in nontraditional occupations, people with disabilities, previously incarcerated people, tribal communities, rural communities, and more.


Resources for Writing Grant Applications

UW-Madison Library

This list of books on grant proposal writing will be a great place to start for your next application.

Miller Electric

This thorough guide will help you research appropriate grants and prepare a strong grant application for your welding-related project.