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ASHRAE Society Scholarship Program

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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:

  • Full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program recognized by ASHRAE and listed for each scholarship.  (Note: enrollment in an architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) at a school in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia is accepted for Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship)
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class ranking of no less than 30% evidenced by submission of an official transcript of grades and/or statement from a school administrator
  • 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 institutions with an ASHRAE student branch, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation.
  • Evaluation Form completed and submitted by the Student Activities Chair or other officer of the nearest ASHRAE chapter following an interview with the applicant
  • Potential service to the HVAC&R profession
  • Financial need
  • Leadership ability (activities, leadership roles, community service, etc.)
  • Work ethics (summer jobs, part-time jobs, etc.)

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

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

Lois Benedict
Scholarship Administrator
1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-636-8400
Fax: 404-321-5478  

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 or 678-539-1120 if you have any questions and to ensure your application has been completed and submitted properly.

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