Tuition Assistance 

American Welding Academy is a new private institution and not a apart of the Federal (Nationally Accredited) Program which means we cannot accept Pell Grants and/or FAFSA school loans.  American Welding Academy does accept scholarships and grants. Enrolling students also may use personal loans backed with co-signing guardians and/or collateral to secure funds for tuition.    


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA training is for occupations that are in-demand and are directly linked to employment opportunities in the local area. Register at www.jobs.mo.gov  

Map of Counties Served: https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/VR-OfficeMap.pdf

List of Office and Contact: https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/vocational-rehabilitation/vr-offices

Brochure: https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/VR-Q&AWebStevens.pdf

Please call the Missouri Job Center if assistance is required.  WIOA Case Manager, Kim Kopp can be reached for assistance. Phone # 636-583-9649 


Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation

https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-...


Scholarships and Grants

American Welding Academy does accept scholarships and grants.  Potential students are encouraged to investigate and apply for any scholarships and grants available that the student may be eligible for as this is a very useful tool in securing funding for program tuition. 

The below scholarships are specifically geared for vocational training. This is not a comprehensive list of all scholarship/grant opportunities available as there are thousands more not described below, it is highly recommended to investigate your local scholarship opportunities available.  Most agencies require the individual applicant to contact each program directly. Some links have been provided for your convenience.  


American Welding Society (AWS) Scholarshipshttps://scholarship.aws.org/applications/ 

National FFA Scholarships - https://www.ffa.org/participate/scholarships OR https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/scholarship_2017_catalog.pdf

Mike Rowe Works Scholarship - profoundlydisconnected.com

MISSOURI FARM BUREAU Foundation for Agriculture Vocational Scholarship - For more information - Click Here  

A+ Scholarship Program - American Welding Academy will provide each A+ Program student a $1000 scholarship for tuition costs starting in June 2020.  

Vocational Rehabilitation -  Grant that the student must be eligible for based upon having an IEP, ADD, ADHD, etc.  Student must contact local office.   

USA Grant Applications -  https://usagrantapplications.org/free-college-grants/index-v2.php#form

Financial Resources and Discounts for Students with Disabilities -  

Guide to various financial resources, discounts and savings opportunities, and travel tips for students with disabilities. 

https://couponfollow.com/research/financial-resources-for-students-with-disabilities

Pureland Supply Skilled Trades Scholarship -  The $1000.00 Pureland Supply Scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school, or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations. 

https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx

National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship Contest -  Students are encouraged to create a written or video essay describing how the OSHA 10-Hour training has made an impact in the way they recognize hazards and how it will be a benefit to their future. CareerSafe will select up to four (4) students to be awarded a $500 scholarship each quarter.  

https://www.careersafeonline.com/scholarships/essay-contest

80 in 80 Ferguson Roofing Scholarship -  For trade students in Automotive, Construction, Electrical, IT, Mechanical or other trades. Ferguson Roofing is offering scholarships to deserving youth in our local community. For more info, see link next cell.  

https://fergusonroofing.com/80in80/


American Welding Academy's  Annual High School Senior Welding Competition 

High school seniors may compete to earn scholarship money to be used towards AWA tuition.  Over $315,000 was awarded in scholarships and prizes. Click link below for more information.