Joseph G. Doria Exemplary Student Award

A National award established in 2013 to honour the leadership of Mr. Doria as Chairman of the CWB Group Board of Directors


CWB Welding Foundation is currently reviewing program offerings and criteria for award selection as part of a strategic review. We are evaluating stakeholder needs while we continue to seek support from industry and community partners. Your patience is appreciated while we work on our new strategic plan. We look forward to opening our program and award applications in the New Year.


The Joseph G. Doria Exemplary Student Award is a National award established in 2013 to honour the leadership of Mr. Doria as Chairman of the CWB Group Board of Directors from 2009-2013 for the purposes of promoting and encouraging the pursuit of a career in Welding Engineering. Mr. Doria has been an active participant in the welding industry for over 42 years and is President and CEO of Lincoln Electric Company of Canada. This award will be given to a Canadian secondary student who shows exemplary academic excellence, a demonstrated passion for the welding industry, and community involvement, that is entering a full-time technician or technologist program in welding with a desire to pursue a career in the industry.

Students that are currently enrolled in a Secondary education program and have been accepted into a full-time welding program offered by a publically funded Canadian Post-Secondary Learning Institution.

Students who have already graduated are also eligible to apply as long as their date of high school completion was later than January 1st, 2018.

Students that are enrolled in 1st period apprenticeship welding or pre-employment welding are also eligible to apply, to cover cost of initial enrollment into the 1st Period program. Application must be within 2 months of enrollment into the 1st Period welding program.

Complete the online application form in its entirety.  You will require the following in order to do so.

  • Your current high school transcript verification report with specified grade 11-12 marks highlighted (as PDF or JPG file)
  • 2 letters of reference (as PDF or Word files) from a teacher, staff member, or employer relating to your activities in welding and other courses.  The staff member should provide the reason they think the student is worthy of consideration for the award.
  • Proof of registration or acceptance to a post-secondary institution for full time welding (as PDF or JPG file)
  • An essay (as PDF or Word file) you have prepared (500 words) that includes information regarding the following weighted categories:
    Academic achievement and awards (80+ average in grade 11 and at the completion of grade 12) 40
    Community and school involvement and accomplishments 15
    Welding related volunteer or work experience 15
    Strength of essay in describing career goals and interest in a career in the industry 10
    Strength of essay in describing personal challenges to post-secondary education 10
    Overall essay – grammatically correct, free of errors 10
    TOTAL SCORE /100

All applicants must confirm their agreement with the following expectations should they be a recipient of the award:

  • Recipients must agree to be publically acknowledged and recognized.
  • Recipients must agree to include their name and photograph in any internal and/or external communications or marketing collateral that the CWB Welding Foundation deems appropriate.
  • Recipients must agree to the publication of their essay at the full discretion of the CWB Welding Foundation.