The Lowbrow Customs Lincoln Electric Welding School Endowed Scholarship
In 2018 Lowbrow Customs created an endowed scholarship which will provide an annual $1,000 scholarship to the Lincoln Electric Welding School. Being endowed means that our donation will supply a yearly scholarship to a student in financial need, indefinitely.
Lowbrow is based outside of Cleveland, Ohio, where Lincoln Electric was founded in 1895. The welding school followed shortly after in 1917. We are proud to have them as part of our community.
We think the Lowbrow Customs Welding Scholarship is another excellent way we can show support for the Midwest as well as American manufacturing. Training to become a certified welder can change lives and supply the skills necessary to have a real profession across so many different industries.
The scholarship is administered by the Cleveland section of the AWS (American Welding Society). To apply please reach out to the Cleveland AWS or check out their website at www.awssection.com/cleveland/
The Lowbrow Customs USA Workforce Training Scholarships at Tri-C
Lowbrow Customs provides $5,000 in annual scholarships to the Tri-C Foundation. They are for students in financial need who are pursuing workforce training opportunities. Lowbrow Customs aims to help foster the growth and success of USA manufacturing.
On a daily basis Lowbrow works with men and women in the manufacturing trades who work the same way we do. Those who take pride in what they do and strive to do the best work possible. We want to help support USA manufacturing.
Companies across the country are looking for skilled workers across all fields of manufacturing. Cuyahoga Community College (also known as Tri-C) is our local college in Cleveland, Ohio. Tri-C offers training to get people into these high-demand, well-paid jobs.
It doesn’t have to take four years to get a college degree and have a career, many of these programs are ten to eighteen weeks. We want to support northeast Ohio, but more than that, we want to help support and create companies that we can work with in the future.
Lowbrow Scholarship Recipients
“Thank you so much for your generous donation to this wonderful program. I have been in the class for about two weeks now and have already learned so much, not only in technical skill, but also in being a valuable employee. I am again thankful for your donation and will take full advantage of this program and get as much as I can out of this awesome opportunity.”
Nicholas K., Welding, 2018 Scholarship Recipient
"Thank you so much for this scholarship. Because of the pandemic, I lost my job and did not have much hope of finding something else. I feel this program is the perfect fit for me and will allow me to re-enter the workforce. I truly appreciate the opportunity to expand my skills and knowledge and hope to use them in my new career. This financial assistance is greatly appreciated."
Von G., CNC Right Skills Now, 2020 Scholarship Recipient
The Lowbrow Customs Scholarship was awarded to five students who enrolled in workforce training programs at Cuyahoga Community College in 2020:
- Khrystian J., Introductory Welding
- Calvin P., CNC Right Skills Now
- Kavon H., CNC Right Skills Now
- Sophie B., CNC Right Skills Now
- Von G., CNC Right Skills Now
Khrystian J. completed the Introductory Welding program during the 2020 Summer session. The other scholarship recipients are currently enrolled in Tri-C’s CNC Right Skills Now program. This ten-week (180 hour) training program comes with the opportunity to earn an eight-week paid internship at Swagelok. Successful interns are considered for full-time positions with the company.
Upon completion of the CNC Right Skills Now program, students earn two nationally recognized credentials: The national career Readiness Certificate and the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) CNC Operations Certificate.