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ASHRAE Presidents Scholarship Criteria

Scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate Bachelor of Science engineering curriculum, which has traditionally been a preparatory curriculum for the profession of HVAC or refrigeration, must have completed a minimum of 45 semester credit hours or equivalent, and must have TWO years of study remaining before graduation.

Applicants must be a current ASHRAE student Member, have a cumulative college Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest, and the university the student attends must meet the following criteria:

  • The institution hosts an active ASHRAE Student Branch or the degree program must be accredited by an agency recognized by ASHRAE as listed in 3.8 of the Society Scholarship Program Guidelines.
  • The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the institution is accredited by an equivalent agency outside the USA that is a signatory of the Washington Accord or the institution has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET.

To be eligible for scholarship renewal for a second year, the scholarship recipient must:

  • Have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) on a maximum 4.0 scale while enrolled full time, and
    Have at least one full year of study remaining before graduation, and
    Have obtained summer employment (10 week minimum) or an internship with an employer in the HVAC&R industry after their first scholarship year.