The American Welding Society Foundation has awarded two LeTourneau
University students prestigious National Scholarships for the 2009-2010 school year. The recipients
Quarryville, Penn., senior Kenneth Bean, Jr., who received the
Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship, and Lone Pine, Calif., sophomore Reuben Brooks, who
received the Matsuo Bridge Company Ltd. of Japan Scholarship. Both students are Materials Joining
Engineering Technology majors.
In its commitment to improve America’s productivity, the AWS
Foundation provides funding assistance to help students wishing to pursue vocational school,
community college or a degree program in welding or a related field of study.
The Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship is a $2,500
scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelor's degree in
welding engineering or welding engineering technology while maintaining at least a 2.5 overall
grade point average.
The Matsuo Bridge Company Ltd. of Japan Scholarship is a $2,500
scholarship awarded to a college junior or senior, or graduate student pursuing a minimum four-year
degree in civil engineering, welding engineering, welding engineering technology or a related
discipline while maintaining a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average.