Penn State College of Engineering Penn State College of Engineering


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AE, ME, or Interested in HVAC&R Profession


Integrated design is changing the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated; different professionals each bring an important element to the table that results in a successful, sustainable building. Your education is no different: You bring the ambition, ASHRAE offers the financial support and together you create an educational degree that will lay the foundation for a sustainable career. And, just as in integrated design, the earlier the collaboration, the more efficient the building -- or in this case, the student! From high school seniors entering college throughout the rest of your undergraduate degree, the ASHRAE undergraduate scholarship program supports the future leaders of the building industry.


1. Full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program recognized by ASHRAE and listed for each scholarship. (Note: enrollment in an architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) at a school in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia is accepted for Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship)

2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class ranking of no less than 30% evidenced by submission of an official transcript of grades and/or statement from a school administrator

3. Potential service to the HVAC&R profession
4. Financial need (from FAFSA form)
5. Leadership ability (activities, leadership roles, community service, etc.)
6. Work ethics (summer jobs, part-time jobs, etc.)

Terms of Award:

$10,000 Scholarships

Willis H. Carrier Scholarships. Two one-year scholarships awarded $5,000 per semester. Scholarship was established by The Carrier Corporation in memory of its founder, who?s known widely for his numerous and significant contributions to establishing air conditioning as an industry. Carrier installed the world?s first scientifically designed air conditioning system in 1902.

Reuben Trane Scholarships. Scholarships awarded over two years ($5,000 per year). Scholarship was established in memory of The Trane Company founder; an engineer, inventor & business executive, whose manufacturing enterprise ranks today as one of the world?s largest in the HVAC&R industry.

$5,000 One-Year Scholarships

Frank M. Coda Scholarship established in memory of ASHRAE?s former Executive Vice President, who served the Society from 1981-2004.
Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship to benefit women in engineering. Scholarship is named in memory of ASHRAE?s first woman president (2010-2011).
ASHRAE Memorial Scholarship
ASHRAE General Scholarships (2 available)

$3,000 One-Year Scholarships

Alwin B. Newton Scholarship named for an industry pioneer who was granted 219 patents.
Duane Hanson Scholarship named after the president of Gayner Engineers, a consulting mechanical/electrical engineering firm in San Francisco, California.
Henry Adams Scholarship established by Henry Adams, Inc, a consulting firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, in memory of its founder, a charter member and sixth president of ASHRAE?s predecessor society, ASHVE, in 1899.

Please Submit:

1. Official transcript of college grades (College freshmen whose grades are not available by the application deadline submit an official transcript of high school grades and verification of enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution). Transcript must be mailed. Photocopies will not be accepted.

2. Three signed letters of recommendation as follows: one from an instructor or faculty advisor, a current or past employer, and another character reference (other than a family member). In the case of institutions with an ASHRAE student branch, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation.

Lois Benedict/Scholarship Administrator
ASHRAE 1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-636-8400 or 678-539-1120 (direct)
Fax: 678-539-2120 (direct)

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