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Selection Process:

Scholarships are awarded based on the following and for the academic year following the application deadline beginning with the fall semester.  Re-applications will be accepted from former scholarship applicants and recipients provided they meet current scholarship criteria. Students may only receive one Society scholarship in any given year. Scholarship amounts awarded shall not exceed the direct annual cost of attending the educational institution (i.e. tuition, books, supplies, room and board, etc.) through graduation.

  1. 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% evidenced by an official transcript of grades or written statement from a school administrator.
  2. 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 schools with an ASHRAE student branch, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation. 
    Visit https://www.ashrae.org/communities/student-zone/student-branches  for a list of ASHRAE student branches.
  3. Potential service to the HVAC and/or refrigeration profession.
  4. Financial need
  5. Excellence, Character, Leadership (Fully describe academic achievement and other leadership roles)
  6. Service to community & others (Detail participation in the arts/music, athletics, volunteerism, environmental/humanitarian groups, or other service organizations)

Scholarships, Criteria and Application Deadlines:

Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

University-Specific Scholarships (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

ASHRAE Society Chapter Scholarships (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

Regional Scholarships (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

Engineering Technology Scholarships (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

High School Senior Scholarships (Annual Application Deadline: May 1st)

Freshman Engineering Scholarship (Annual Application Deadline: May 1st)


Application and evaluation form

Submit only one application. You will be considered for each scholarship for which you qualify.

ASHRAE Scholarship Application

pdf_icon.png ASHRAE Scholarship Evaluation Form (Revised October 2020)

Direct all questions and submit scholarship application, including all supporting documents to:

Lois Benedict
Scholarship Administrator
ASHRAE, Inc.
180 Technology Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Phone: 404-636-8400
Fax: 404-321-5478
lbenedict@ashrae.org  


Top Ten Tips for ASHRAE Scholarship Applicants

  • Become an ASHRAE student member. Though not required for scholarship eligibility, a student membership will provide you with valuable resources, opportunities, and connections that will help you in your chosen career path.
  • Read the application carefully and answer all questions completely and honestly.
  • Make sure you meet all the criteria.
  • Make sure you submit the application and all required documents on or before the applicable deadline.
  • Use proper English (correct grammar and spelling) when completing the application.
  • Make sure your application, if typed or handwritten, is NEAT and legible.
  • Submit a brief, non-required introductory cover letter.
  • Be clear and thorough when stating goals, financial need and answering essay questions..
  • Learn about the Society by contacting the nearest local ASHRAE chapter in your area and to find out if your school has a student branch on campus.
  • Contact ASHRAE Lois Benedict at lbenedict@ashrae.org or 678-539-1120 if you have any questions and to ensure your application has been completed and submitted properly.

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