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$3,000-$5,000 each

Annual Application Deadline: December 1
Scholarships are awarded for the academic year following the application deadline beginning with the fall semester.  Re-applications accepted from former scholarship applicants and recipients who meet current criteria.

General:
Scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that has traditionally been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession at a school.  Additional criteria for each regional scholarship is listed below.  Applicants must have 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 meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch ASHRAE Student Branches or
  • The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or
  • The program is accredited by the Consejo de Acreditacion de la Ensenanza de la Ingenieria (CACEI) www.cacei.org

For a list of accredited programs or schools with an ASHRAE student branch, click on the links provided above.  Contact Lois Benedict at lbenedict@ashrae.org or call 678-539-1120 (direct) with questions. 

ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship - $3,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region I or who has graduated from a high school within Region I (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Maine, & New Hampshire) and meets the general criteria listed above.

ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship - $3,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region III (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C.) and meets the general criteria listed above.

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship - $5,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or architecture student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) and meets the general criteria listed above.

James R. Bullock Scholarship - $5,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) or who has graduated from a high school in Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) and meets the general criteria listed above.

ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship - $3,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region VIII (Arkansas, Louisiana*, Texas*, Oklahoma, and Mexico) and meets the general criteria listed above. *Parts of these states are not within the geographic boundaries of Region VIII.  Contact ASHRAE headquarters for information regarding eligible schools in these areas.


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

  1. Official transcript of grades (college freshmen whose grades are not available by the application deadline must 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 cases where the institution has an ASHRAE student branch on campus, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation.

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