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ASHRAE Membership

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. Over 55,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

Discounts on Publications

ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications. Hundreds of titles are available including the complete collection of ASHRAE Standards including 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.
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When you join ASHRAE, you are making an investment in yourself. When you become active in the Society by giving your time and sharing your knowledge, you get even more out of that investment.

Network with Industry Professionals

Each month, all over the world, ASHRAE chapters convene for an informational program featuring a speaker or topic that is key to professionals in the industry. Meet with your peers and share ideas.
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Engineering Technology Scholarships

Engineering Technology Scholarships

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

Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate engineering technology students who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution and pursuing an Associate or Bachelor degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession.  Applicants must have a cumulative college 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 an active ASHRAE Student Branch or
  • the program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or
  • the program is accredited by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) www.pahrahvacr.org or
  • the institution is accredited by an equivalent agency outside the USA that is a signatory of the SydneyAccord

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship

One-year $5,000 scholarship available annually to a female undergraduate engineering technology student pursuing either an Associate or Bachelor degree


Associate Engineering Technology Scholarships (2 available)

One-year $5,000 scholarship available annually to eligible engineering technology students pursuing an Associate degree


Bachelor Engineering Technology Scholarship

One year $5,000 scholarship available annually to eligible engineering technology student pursuing a Bachelor degree


For a list of eligible schools or accredited programs recognized by ASHRAE for the purpose of granting a scholarship, click the links provided above or contact Lois Benedict at lbenedict@ashrae.org or call 678-539-1120 (direct).

Submit one application and the following documents postmarked on or before the application deadline of May 1.  You will be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify.

  • Official transcript of college grades
  • Three letters of recommendation: 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, include a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch, which may be one of the three required letters of recommendation. 

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