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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.  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.

  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
180 Technology Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 300092
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 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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