Scholarships & Aid

There are many opportunities for scholarships and grants from generous individuals, foundations and organizations to help make affording your welding training & education a reality.

Pulte Family Charitable Foundation

Check out a summary report of the past scholarship recipients

Four scholarships of $7500 for each cohort 

Deadlines
January Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before November 1st of the previous year.

August Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before June 1st of the same year.

Scholarship Requirements

The following documents must be on file with IAI Student Services Department.

•Two (2) letters of recommendation from teacher, mentor, community leader, or personal reference from a non-relative
•Resume including employment history, extracurricular activities, and community service
•Proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate or U.S. passport)
•Proof of exemplary attendance (high school transcript within 3 years of graduation or a letter from most recent employer that speaks to your attendance)

Google link to scholarship questions

Woods Charitable Trust Scholarship

Check out a summary report of the past scholarship recipients

Four scholarships of $4500 for each cohort 

Deadlines
January Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before November 1st of the previous year.

August Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before June 1st of the same year.

Scholarship Requirements

The following documents must be on file with IAI Student Services Department.

•Two (2) letters of recommendation from teacher, mentor, community leader, or personal reference from a non-relative
•Resume including employment history, extracurricular activities, and community service
•Proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate or U.S. passport)
•Proof of exemplary attendance (high school transcript within 3 years of graduation or a letter from most recent employer that speaks to your attendance)

Google  link to scholarship questions

Johnson Seitz-Lopez Family Skilled Trades Scholarship
Johnson Seitz-Lopez Family Skilled Trades Scholarship

Check out a summary report of past scholarship recipients

One scholarship of $500 for each cohort 

Deadlines
January Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before November 1st of the previous year.

August Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before June 1st of the same year.

Scholarship Requirements

The following documents must be on file with IAI Student Services Department.

•One (1) letter of recommendation from teacher, mentor, community leader, or personal reference from a non-relative
•Resume including employment history, extracurricular activities, and community service
•Proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate or U.S. passport)
•Proof of exemplary attendance (high school transcript within 3 years of graduation or a letter from most recent employer that speaks to your attendance)

Google link to scholarship question

Baiardi Family Foundation Scholarship at the Industrial Arts Institute

Check out a summary report of past scholarship recipients

One scholarship of $2500 for each cohort 
Priority given to students from Northern Lower and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan 

Deadlines
January Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before November 1st of the previous year.

August Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before June 1st of the same year.

Scholarship Requirements

The following documents must be on file with IAI Student Services Department.

•One (1) letter of recommendation from teacher, mentor, community leader, or personal reference from a non-relative
•Resume including employment history, extracurricular activities, and community service
•Proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate or U.S. passport)
•Proof of exemplary attendance (high school transcript within 3 years of graduation or a letter from most recent employer that speaks to your attendance)

 Google link to scholarship question

The Lionel "Red" Mayville Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Check out a summary report of past scholarship recipients

One scholarship of $1000 for each cohort

Deadlines
January Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before November 1st of the previous year.

August Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before June 1st of the same year.

Scholarship Requirements

The following documents must be on file with IAI Student Services Department.

•One (1) letter of recommendation from teacher, mentor, community leader, or personal reference from a non-relative
•Resume including employment history, extracurricular activities, and community service
•Proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate or U.S. passport)
•Proof of exemplary attendance (high school transcript within 3 years of graduation or a letter from most recent employer that speaks to your attendance)

 Google link to scholarship question

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact your local MI Works! Office for information on how you can apply for a WIOA Grant today.

For more information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant, visit https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/workforce-investment/adult

RJ Industrial Recycling Scholarship

Check out a summary report of past scholarship recipients

One scholarship of $5000 for each cohort 

Deadlines
January Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before November 1st of the previous year.

August Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before June 1st of the same year.

Scholarship Requirements

The following documents must be on file with IAI Student Services Department.

•One (1) letter of recommendation from teacher, mentor, community leader, or personal reference from a non-relative
•Resume including employment history, extracurricular activities, and community service
•Proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate or U.S. passport)
•Proof of exemplary attendance (high school transcript within 3 years of graduation or a letter from most recent employer that speaks to your attendance)

 

Google link to scholarship question

ATV Offroad Club of Michigan Scholarship

Check out a summary report of past scholarship recipients.

One scholarship of $5000 for each cohort 

Deadlines
January Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before November 1st of the previous year.

August Cohorts- Scholarship Packet due by or before June 1st of the same year.

Scholarship Requirements

The following documents must be on file with IAI Student Services Department.

•One (1) letter of recommendation from teacher, mentor, community leader, or personal reference from a non-relative
•Resume including employment history, extracurricular activities, and community service
•Proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate or U.S. passport)
•Proof of exemplary attendance (high school transcript within 3 years of graduation or a letter from most recent employer that speaks to your attendance)

Google link to scholarship question

Martin D. & Patricia C. Jahn Welding Scholarship

Link to Apply: Jahn Welding Scholarship at IAI

This scholarship is available to students graduating from Cheboygan Area High School attending the Comprehensive Industrial Welding and Fabrication program at IAI.  The scholarship is for 50% of the total program cost and will be paid upon proof of program enrollment.

Veteran Benefits / GI Bill®

Apply Your VA Education Benefits Toward a Career in Welding!

We are pleased to announce that Industrial Arts Institute is approved to train GI Bill® eligible students in our Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program.

Getting Started As A Student

Utilize the Veteran’s Financial Aid Shopping list to help calculate the cost of your education/training at IAI.  Apply to determine your VA Education Benefits and apply to the Comprehensive Industrial Welding program at IAI.  Then arrange an appointment with the Student Services department at IAI to provide your VA Form 2384- Notice of Basic Eligibility or Certificate of eligibility to

Veteran’s Financial Aid Shopping List

Veterans Online Application

IAI Online Application

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

AWS Foundation Scholarships

The AWS Foundation awards over $1 million annually to help students achieve their dreams through education. If you are currently enrolled in a welding program or a related field, then consider applying for our scholarships. Scholarships are available for students attending trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Regardless of who you are, where you’re from, or what you aspire to be, receiving an AWS Foundation scholarship can be the extra push that helps you fulfill your goals.


1) Welder Training Scholarships
The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking training to become a welder in a program up to two years in length at a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training.

Each AWS District has twenty-five (25) $1,000 scholarships to award.

Applications are accepted year-round and selections are made on a rolling basis until the District awards the designated funds for the year. 

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2) District Scholarships
The deadline to apply for District, and Section is March 1st each year. 

District Scholarships
A minimum of $10,000 is available in each of AWS’s 22 Districts for students pursuing a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree.  Scholarships typically range from $500 to $2,500+.

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Noble Path Student Lending Program

Private Investor -Student Lending Program

To maintain our institutional independence, we do not accept federal student aid. Thus, we have developed a private investor-student lending program through gifts from generous donors that believe in the principles that define and exemplified the Industrial Arts Institute since its founding.

These supporters GIVE because they believe in our vision to build a professional trades workforce utilizing a training that develops skilled trades men and women with time-honored training that will connect talent to industry.

Students will need to fill out a form, but many families find that the Noble Path application and selection process is far simpler to complete and less invasive than other Lending Applications or Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) documents.

Annual Percentage Rate
3.5%
Loan Use
Tuition Only
Front Costs:
Minimum Down payment- 10% of the requested loan amount

Term of Contract
Co-signer required
Up to 60 months
The first payment is not due till 45 days after graduation

Application Deadlines
For August Cohort- Application due by June 30th  *NEW DEADLINE
For January Cohort- Application due by November 30th

Google link to Application

Brochure

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Scholarships

 If you want to apply for the Community Foundation scholarships, you are in the right place! Click here to access the “AWARDSPRING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION” There are 70 different scholarship funds for students and adults who live in or have gone to school in Alcona, Al[pena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties.

Scholarships

 

ESAB - Future Fabricators Program

Link to Learn More and Apply: ESAB Future Fabricators/ AWS Foundation Scholarships

ESAB’s Future Fabricators Scholarship Program in partnership with the American Welding Society
ESAB is proud to offer 12 $5,000 scholarships through the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation. These scholarships provide access to financial support, so aspiring fabricators can pursue a career in welding worrying less about financial burden. The deadline for application is March 1, 2024.

These 12 scholarships are part of ESAB’s Future Fabricators program, which focuses on providing the programs, tools, and resources necessary to support the next generation of welders. The program also recognizes those industry leaders who are inspiring future welders, as well as aims to build partnerships with industry stakeholders to supply welding equipment to students in underserved schools.

IAI / North Central Michigan College Partnership

Federal Financial Aid Option

IAI / North Central Associates of Welding Student Enrollment Steps:

– Complete the Application for the Industrial Arts Institute COMPREHENSIVE INDUSTRIAL WELDING & FABRICATION courses online.

– Apply to NCMC’s Associate of Welding program.

– Complete your FAFSA using NCMC’s Federal Code – 002299.

– Each Semester that you are enrolled at IAI:

  – You must contact NCMC Financial Aid Office to update and sign the Student Contractual Agreement Authorization Form.

  – NCMC will calculate your financial aid for the semester based upon your concurrent enrollment at North Central and IAI.

  – Financial Aid for students enrolled with IAI will be provided for the NCMC Fall and Winter semesters only:

        – Fall Semester Dates = August – December

        – Winter Semester Dates = January – May

  – Students that are using their financial aid refund to pay their IAI tuition balance, will be responsible for paying IAI directly with those funds. NCMC does not send any of your refund to IAI on your behalf.
Contact Person:
Tammi Ward (989) 733-4369 tward@iaiworks.com

North Central Michigan College Contact Person:
Katie Malone (231) 348-6698 kmalone@ncmich.edu

Michigan Reconnect Skills Scholarship Program

The Michigan Skills Scholarship program is an opportunity to apply for up to a $1,500 state scholarship to help cover part of the tuition cost at a private training school or program if you are 25 years or older.

To be eligible for the Michigan Reconnect Skills Scholarship, you must:

  • Be at least 25 years old when you apply
  • Have lived in Michigan for a year or more
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have not yet completed a college degree (associates or bachelor’s)
  • Choose an occupational field of study in business management, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, or information technology.

To receive the Skills Scholarship, you must:

  • Apply online for the Michigan Skills Scholarship.  The application takes less than five minutes to complete and can be done on a mobile phone.
  • Apply to your eligible training provider – Industrial Arts Institute.
  • Enroll and state classes.  You  must be in school at least half time and stay enrolled continuously through graduation.
The number of scholarships is limited to the first 1,000 applicants who successfully enroll with an eligible training provider.

Apply Online

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

500 scholarships at up to $2,500 each

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Members, Dennis R. Washington and Jim F. Dicke II.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Cannot be taking pre-requisite courses and must be enrolled in your program
  • Must be enrolled full-time by Fall 2022 to be eligible.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 35
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for any costs associated with earning a degree/certificate including, but not limited to: tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and other personal expenses.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

     FOLLOW LINK BELOW FOR DETAIL ON DEADLINE AND TO APPLY

    https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/86144

     

    TC Energy - Scholarships U.S.

    Link to Apply: TC Energy – Scholarships U.S.

    Application Deadline –  May 5th 11:59 PST.  Award – End of July.  Amount – up to $5,000

    TC Energy is proud to help build strong communities, develop the next generation of community leaders and provide a skilled workforce for the energy industry across North America and in Michigan. Scholarships are awarded up to $5,000 in the areas of STEM, Trades, and Indigenous Legacy.   STEM Scholarships will be awarded to students studying science, engineering, technology or math academic disciplines relevant to the energy industry.  Trade Scholarships include concentrations in Electrical, Pipefitting, Welding, Heavy Equipment Servicing, Industrial Mechanics (millwrights), Precision Metal Fabrication, Plumbing, Carpentry and Automotive Servicing.  In 2022 TC Energy awarded 806 scholarships across North America.

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