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Financial Aid

Grants & Scholarships
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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for tribal citizens needing assistance to pay tuition and testing fees. These grants may be used for a variety of occupational or technical trades.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for qualifying Arkansas residents through the Fort Smith Adult Education Center.  Click their logo on the left to learn more.

Fort Smith Adult Education Center

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for qualifying Arkansas residents through Western Arkansas Planning & Development.  Click their logo on the left to learn more.

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If you are currently enrolled, or will soon enroll, in a welding program or a related field, then consider applying for an AWS scholarship. Scholarships are available for students attending trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. An AWS Foundation scholarship can be the extra push that helps you fulfill your goals!

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That’s right—we’re giving away $1,000,000 for this year’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program. Through this program, we recognize people who understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

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Don't qualify for a grant?
AWL has partnered with several student lenders who specialize in lending to trade students

Student loan option - Click to learn more

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Student loan option - Click to learn more

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Income Share payback options - Click to learn more

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