Scholarship Details


Application Deadline:



Major in architectural or mechanical engineering; interest in heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning industry


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. Financial need
4. Leadership ability (activities, leadership roles, community service, etc.)
5. Work ethics (summer jobs, part-time jobs, etc.)

Terms of Award:

Scholarships are awarded for the academic year following the application deadline beginning with the fall semester

6. Potential service to the HVAC&R profession

Please Submit:

7. Three letters of recommendation, including one from an instructor or faculty advisor, a current or past employer, and another character reference. 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.
8. Evaluation Form completed and submitted by the Student Activities Chair or other officer of the nearest ASHRAE chapter following an interview with the applicant

Online Application: