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ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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ASHRAE Chapter Local Scholarship Programs

In addition to the Society scholarship program, many ASHRAE chapters award scholarships to students in their local area. If you know the name of your local ASHRAE chapter, please look at the chapter links below to see if your chapter is listed. Otherwise, to find out if a local scholarship program is available in your area, contact the Student Activities Chair of the nearest ASHRAE chapter. If you need assistance with this, contact The ASHRAE Assistant Manager of Student Activities by phone at: (404) 636-8400 or e-mail at: jledford@ashrae.org  

Arkansas http://www.arkansasashrae.org
The Arkansas Chapter awards various scholarships each spring to engineering students at local universities at the discretion of the chapter members.  Contact the Student Activities Chair, Forrest Moseley at forrest@airetechcorp.com.

Atlanta Chapter http://www.ashraeatlanta.org/
The Chapter subcontracts out its scholarship work to the Georgia Engineering Foundation. This Foundation's sole mission is to provide scholarships to engineering students in Georgia.

Austin Chapter http://www.ashraeinaustin.org/
The Austin, TX ASHRAE Chapter provides 2 Scholarships in the amount of $500
each. This year applications are due March 1st, 2012. ASHRAE student membership is recommended. Monthly meeting dinners are paid for by the local chapter for all student members. Scholarship winners will be announced at the ASHRAE Microbrewery Tour on March 16th, 2012. Application can be found by visiting http://www.ashraeinaustin.org/events.html

Bluegrass Chapter http://www.bluegrassashrae.org/
The ASHRAE Bluegrass Chapter has a local scholarship program that has been in effect for a few years. The details of our scholarship program can be seen on the chapter website at (click on Bluegrass Scholarship).

Central Indiana http://www.indyashrae.org/
Currently, there are two scholarships that are awarded annually - the Steven Rosenberg scholarship and the Graham Supple scholarship. Each are in the amount of $1500. See our website for more information.

Central Oklahoma Chapter http://www.ashraecok.org/
Our program was first established in the early 1960's by Society Presidential member William J. Collins, Jr. with a major contribution to establish an endowment at Oklahoma State University in the name of Floyd R. Denham, a deceased chapter member.

Connecticut Chapter http://www.ctashrae.org/
Contact the Connecticut Chapter Student Activities Chair, Edward Gutowski, for more information regarding their scholarships at egutowski@vanzelm.com.

Dallas Chapter http://www.dallas-ashrae.org/
The Dallas Chapter has two scholarship programs. We offer a scholarship from Chapter funds and also one from the P.N.Vinther Trust. This trust was established in honor of the former Society president P. N. Vinther who was also instrumental in the growth of the HVAC consulting industry in the Dallas area. Last year's scholarship from this source was for approximately $3,000. We have traditionally also paid separate scholarships of $500 to two other students.

Detroit Chapter http://gaelicweb.com/detroitashrae/scholarships/scholarships.html
In honor of Joseph B. Oliveri, a 1959-1960 Co-President of the Michigan Chapter of ASHRAE, the scholarship is offered to chapter area students of mechanical engineering and architecture.

East Texas Chapter http://www.ashrae-etex.org/
Contact the East Texas Chapter Student Activities Chair, Bert McJimsey, for more information regarding their scholarships at (903) 581-3332.

Florida West Coast Chapter http://www.ashrae-fwc.org/
We typically award 6-10 scholarships every year to USF students. These scholarships range from $250 to $1,000 based on leadership and membership activities in the USF Student Branch of ASHRAE as well as with the local chapter. We are proud to support the future of our industry and are continuously pushing to offer more. With out our future engineers, we have no future in engineering.

Golden Gate Chapter http://www.ggashrae.org/
We have two Scholarship Funds. One is the Eric Thor Andresen Scholarship, funded by Eric’s parents. The web page on this Scholarship has a link to the “Memorandum of Understanding” which set up the Scholarship fund. The other is the Don Bryant Scholarship. See the web page on this scholarship, and click on Scholarships and Awards.

Granite State Chapter http://www.nhashrae.org/
We currently have two active student chapters, one is affiliated with a university, and the other is affiliated with a community college. Our past history has been to award one scholarship per institution per year. The selection of the candidate is based on a recommendation by each student chapter's advisor.

Hampton Roads Chapter http://hamptonroads.ashraechapters.org/
HRC ASHRAE is pleased to announce the establishment of the Daniel C. Pettway Scholarship at Tidewater Community College, Hampton Roads VA. Download file Details are available for download

Idaho Chapter http://www.idahoashrae.com/
Details and our scholarship Application Form for our local $750 scholarship to Boise State University can be found on our website.

Iowa Chapter http://ashraeiowa.org/
The Iowa Chapter has been awarding two annual student scholarships for several years. We have an application form that each student applicant must complete. The award is determined by a panel from the Student Activities Committee. We use three (3) main determining factors: financial need, ASHRAE related study emphasis, and desire to stay in HVAC field of work.

Madison Chapter http://www.ashraemadison.org/
The Gustus L. Larson Scholarship Awards program was started in 1956 to honor the memory of Professor Gustus L. Larson. Professor Larson was long active in ASHAE and served as President in 1936. He was Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department. at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) from 1920 to 1951. He passed away in 1953. We fund $4,000 to $5,000 per year in scholarships to mechanical engineering students. Our criteria is summarized in a poster that we send out every year.

Manitoba Chapter http://www.ashraemanitoba.ca/
The Manitoba Chapter funds a $500 bursary for students at the local Community College and a $500 bursary for undergraduate students at the local University of Manitoba. We require a minimum scholastic level and then allocate based on need.

Memphis Chapter http://www.angelfire.com/tn/ashrae/index.html
Each spring, the ASHRAE Memphis Chapter awards $250 Outstanding Junior scholarships to an engineering student from both University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University. The recipients are selected by the staff at each respective university. Contact Russ Fletcher with the Chapter at: russ@computerenvironment.com.

Monterrey Chapter http://www.ashraemonterrey.org/
We have an excellent scholarship program with one of the local trade schools. We provide 20 scholarships every 6 months. These scholarships are paid by our members.

Northern Alberta Chapter http://www.ashraenac.org/
We have two post-secondary schools in the area: a college and a university. We solicit applications from the final year of the program in each school, asking the applicants to demonstrate their need and interest in the HVAC industry. In consultation with each school's student advisor, one person from each school is selected to receive $500.00 from our Chapter, to be used at their discretion.

Northern Nevada Chapter http://www.nonevashrae.org/
We provide two scholarships each year, one for students at University of Nevada, Reno, the other for students at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Reno. Go to http://www.finaid.unr.edu/scholarshipsSearchbyName.php and under 'Scholarship Search by Name' type in ASHRAE.  Call them at 784-4666 #3 for further details.

Northeast Chapter  http://northeast.ashraechapters.org/index.htm
The Northeast Chapter of ASHRAE typically awards two $500.00 scholarships to applicants per the following requirements: The applicant must be 1) enrolled in a current program relating to the HVAC industry, 2)  a graduate student or an undergraduate student and 3) attending school or have a permanent address in the Capital Region of New York (Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga).  A panel of members from the Northeast Chapter of ASHRAE will choose scholarship recipients.  Please check the Northeast Chapter website (http://northeast.ashraechapters.org/index.htm)  for more information.

NB/PEI Chapter http://www.ashraenbpei.com/
We offer 7 scholarships to local students. Details are as follows:

One (1) chapter scholarship is awarded to a high school graduate who is the son or daughter of a Chapter Member in good standing and who is enrolled in a University or Community College program. The amount is $500 and is based on academic standing. The chapter administers the scholarship.

Six (6) scholarships are administered by local universities (University of New Brunswick, Universite de Moncton, NBCC Saint John, CCNB-Edmundston, and Holland College). Every year, the universities award a scholarship in variable amounts.

Full details, including selection criteria and the application process for each of these scholarships can be found in this document from the NB/PEI Chapter website:
http://www.ashraenbpei.com/download/2010/ashrae_financial_awards_web_version_20100208.doc

Orange Empire Chapter http://www.oeashrae.org/
We have four (4) - $300 scholarships. We ask the students to write an essay on the following: “Describe one of your school projects or lessons learned that relates to the field of HVAC&R.” We evaluate the applications and give awards in April of each year at our April Chapter meeting. We give the winners a check, a certificate of Congratulations, and an old ASHRAE handbook (donated by the chapter members).

Puget Sound Chapter http://pugetsoundashrae.blogspot.com/
We are currently offering a scholarship to one student from each of the three student branches we sponsor. Please see our website for more information.

Richmond Chapter http://www.richmond.ashraechapters.org
The ASHRAE Richmond Chapter offers the Frederick Weiss and Robert Blue Memorial Scholarships. Please see our website for more information. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000 and are available at the discretion of the Chapter.

Frederick Weiss was an active member of the Richmond Chapter throughout his professional career as a manufacturer’s representative. Fred served as a Regional Chairman and was an active at the National level, as well. Robert Blue was loyally serving the Richmond Chapter as Secretary at the time of his death in 1998. The scholarship is open to all until his only daughter enrolls in college. At that time, she will automatically be the recipient of the award.

Any student from Richmond area who is enrolled or will be enrolled in an engineering, science, or mathematics degree program at a technical, 2-year, or 4-year institution is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance to complete his/her education with a preference given to applicants who aspire to work in the field of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning. Students who have a parent that belongs to ASHRAE will also be given consideration.

Application form: may be obtained from the ASHRAE Richmond Chapter Student Activities Chairman, Thomas Weingertner at 804.916.1373, email: weingertnert@colonialmechanical.com, and/or Street Address: 2820 Ackley Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23228.

Rocky Mountain Chapter http://www.rockymtnashrae.com/
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of ASHRAE has a Scholarship Fund established to which we contribute proceeds from our annual golf tournament. We award four $1,000.00 scholarships annually in November at our fall Student Night. These scholarships go to students from area Universities who demonstrate an interest in HVAC, financial need, “smarts”, and good communication skills. We deduct from their score if we feel they will not be staying in our area after graduation. Please contact the Rocky Mountain Chapter Student Activities Chair, Kevin Ainsworth, for more information regarding their scholarships at kainsworth@mcgrath-inc.com.

San Jose Chapter http://www.sanjoseashrae.org/
We have a local scholarship that we established upon the death of one of our prominent members. We use funds from our general treasury to fund the scholarship and we advertise it at local universities.

Sierra Delta Chapter
At the present time we do not have an annual Scholarship that is presented by the Sierra Delta Chapter. We contribute a sum of money that is approved by the membership to the local SJEC (San Joaquin Engineers Council) who combine all the contributions and present Scholarships of various sums to the local High School students at their annual awards dinner

St. Louis Chapter http://www.ashrae-stl.org/
Our local scholarship program has been in place for over 20 years. Regular scholarships are given annually to students interested in ASHRAE related careers from regional universities and technical schools. In addition, a recent bequeath funded another scholarship, stipulated to be given to students in non-local universities who are interested in an ASHRAE related career in the local area.

Tennessee Valley Chapter http://www.ashraeregion7.org/tennesseevalley/
Contact the Tennessee Valley Chapter Student Activities Chair, Dr. Prakash Damshala, for more information regarding their scholarships at prakash-damshala@utc.edu.

Toledo Chapter Our chapter has awarded college scholarships for about eight years. Our guidelines indicate that we award at least one $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior that is enrolling in a program of Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology at an institution in northwestern Ohio. We have, on two occasions, awarded two scholarships of the same value in a given year, based on availability of funds and candidates. Contact the Toledo Chapter Student Activities Chair, Michael Green, for more information regarding this scholarship at mailto:michael.green@utoledo.edu

Tucson Chapter http://www.ashraetucson.org
The Tucson, AZ ASHRAE Chapter provides Three Scholarships in the amount of $500 each. This year applications are due April 1st, 2013.  ASHRAE student membership is recommended. Monthly meeting lunches are paid for by the local chapter for all student members. Scholarship winners will be announced at the ASHRAE Tucson Chapter Summer Social on Friday June 7th, 2013.  Application can be found by visiting http://www.ashraetucson.org/student-activities/

Utah Chapter http://www.utahashrae.org/
The Utah Chapter awards two (2) - $1,000.00 scholarships per year to engineering students who show an interest in a career in HVAC.

Washington DC Chapter http://www.nccashrae.org/
NCCASHRAE has 4 scholarships that we award annually: two (2) - $1,000, and two (2) - $500 scholarships.