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High School Senior Scholarships

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$3,000 each

Annual Application Deadline: May 1
Scholarships are awarded for the academic year following the application deadline and beginning with the fall semester. 

Four one-year $3,000 scholarships available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in their first year of college in a pre-engineering, engineering, or engineering technology program leading to a bachelor’s degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession.  Applicants must be high school seniors with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and accepted into an engineering, pre-engineering, or engineering technology program at a post-secondary educational institution that meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • the institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch ASHRAE Student Branches
  • the program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)  
  • the program is accredited by an agency outside the USA that is a signatory of The Washington Accord or The Sydney Accord
  • the program is accredited by an agency that has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET.

For a list of accredited programs or schools with an ASHRAE student branch, click on the links provided above. Contact 678-539-1120 (direct) with questions.

Instructions and Application

Applications and the following documents must be submitted on or before the application deadline to receive consideration:

  1. Official transcript of high school grades.  Photocopies will not be accepted.
  2. Letter of admission to a post-secondary educational institution
  3. Three signed letters of recommendation as follows: one from an instructor or school advisor, one from a current or past employer, and one from another character reference (other than a family member).