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ASHRAE Announces 2019-20 Society Scholarship Recipients

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  • 29 Aug 2019
  • Scholarships
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Announces 2019-20 Society Scholarship Recipients

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Sherri Simmons
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ATLANTA (Aug. 29, 2019) – ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $166,000, for the 2019-2020 academic year.

“We are proud of the hard work and incredible determination of our 2019-20 scholarship recipients as they strive to achieve their academic goals,” said Samir Traboulsi, chair of the ASHRAE scholarship trustees. “One of the objectives of the ASHRAE Scholarship Program is to inspire the next generation of engineering professionals to work towards solving some of the world’s greatest HVAC&R challenges. We are pleased that this program is making such an impactful contribution to the future success of our industry.”

The following awards provide a $10,000 scholarship:

Willis H. Carrier Scholarships
Phillip Preuss, mechanical engineering, Clemson University and Nathan German, architectural engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln at Omaha, are the recipients of a Willis H. Carrier Scholarship established by the Carrier Corp. in memory of its founder, who installed the world’s first scientifically designed air-conditioning system.

Reuben Trane Scholarships
Isaac Golumbia, mechanical engineering, University of Victoria; Megan Bush, architectural engineering, North Carolina A&T State University and Ethan Engle, architectural engineering, Kansas State University are the recipients of a Reuben Trane Scholarship which is to be awarded over two years and was established by the Trane Co. in memory of its founder, an innovative engineer, inventor and business executive, who held 28 patents.

The following awards provide one-year $5,000 scholarships:
Frank M. Coda Scholarship
Mikaela Myrin, mechanical engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, is the recipient of the Frank M. Coda Scholarship created in memory of ASHRAE’s former executive vice president, who served from 1981-2004.

Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Scholarship

Erica Acton, architectural engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Scholarship named in honor of ASHRAE Presidential Member Gordon V.R. Holness, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, who served as the Society’s president in 2009-10.

Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship
Thomas Guilfoil, mechanical engineering technology, State University of New York College of Technology, is the recipient of the Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship.

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship
Sydney Bellows, architectural engineering, Kansas State University, is the recipient of the Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship which recognizes female undergraduate engineering students and is named in memory of the Society’s first female president, who served as the Society’s president in 2010-11.

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship
Samantha Daniels, architectural engineering technology, Vermont Technical College, is the recipient of the Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship which recognizes female undergraduate engineering technology students.

Alwin B. Newton Scholarship
Cheuk Fung Lam, building services engineering, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, is the recipient of the Alwin B. Newton Scholarship named for an industry pioneer and ASHRAE Fellow who was granted 219 patents.

David C.J. Peters Scholarship
Rachel Coyle, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the David C. J. Peters Scholarship created by Southland Industries to honor Peters, an advocate of recruiting quality.

Duane Hanson Scholarship
Alexander Rodrigues, architectural engineering, University of Cincinnati, is the recipient of the Duane Hanson Scholarship established by Gayner Engineers and is named for the company’s former president.

Legacy Scholarship:
Esteban Garcia Ponte, mechanical engineering, Clemson University, is the recipient of the Legacy Scholarship.

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship
Lauren Johnson, industrial and systems engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship named for a former Region IV chair and regional director on the ASHRAE Board of Directors.

James R. Bullock Jr. Scholarship
Josh Blalock, engineering – mechanical option, East Carolina University, is the recipient of the James R. Bullock, Jr. Scholarship named in memory of the late Bullock Jr., P.E., Life Member of ASHRAE, who served as president of Environmental Air Systems Inc.

General Scholarship
Jon Henry Cowart, electrical engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the General Scholarship.

Engineering Technology Scholarships
Landon Fisher, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology; Andrew Scott, architectural engineering technology, Vermont Technical College and Nicholas Schramski, HVAC engineering technology, Ferris State University, are the recipients of an Engineering Technology Scholarship.
  
Freshman Engineering Scholarship
Owen Lutz, architectural engineering, Kansas State University, is the recipient of the Freshman Engineering Scholarship.

The following awards provide one-year $3,000 scholarships:
Henry Adams Scholarship
Charleson Asibor, architectural engineering, University of Lagos, is the recipient of the Henry Adams Scholarship established by Henry Adams, Inc. in memory of its founder, a charter member and sixth president of ASHRAE’S predecessor society, ASHVE, established in 1899.

ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship
Jake Pforr, facilities engineering, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship named in honor of Boggarm Setty, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member.

ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship
Maggie Smith, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship.

ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Peter Potvin Scholarship
Andrew Kivi, mechanical engineering, University of Minnesota, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Peter Potvin Scholarship named in memory of a former president of the Minnesota Chapter.

ASHRAE New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
Veronica DeStefano, mechanical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is the recipient of the ASHRAE New Jersey Chapter Scholarship.

ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship

Garrett Fields, mechanical engineering technology, State University of New York at Canton, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship named in memory of ASHRAE Life Members Fritz Traugott, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, and Harry King.

ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter Scholarship
Matthew Woods, sustainable and renewable energy engineering, Carleton University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter Scholarship.

Donald E. Nichols Scholarship
Austin Estes, mechanical engineering, Tennessee Technological University, is the recipient of the Donald Nichols Scholarship named for a former ASHRAE vice president and graduate of Tennessee Technological University.

High School Senior Scholarships
Peter Bennett, HVAC technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology; Joshua Adair, architectural engineering, Lawrence Technological University; Isabella Gayoso, mechanical engineering, Pennsylvania State University; and Gregory Melone, mechanical engineering, Clarkson University, are the recipients of a High School Senior Scholarship.

Over the course of 30 years ASHRAE has awarded over $2.25 million to over 460 students. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 undergraduate engineering, technology, regional/chapter, and university-specific scholarships. The application deadline is December 1, 2019

For more information on ASHRAE’s scholarships, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit ashrae.org/scholarships.

About ASHRAE
Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries. For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit ashrae.org and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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