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Why Join ASHRAE

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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Develop Leadership Skills

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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Regional Scholarships

Regional/Chapter Undergraduate Scholarships

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

General:
Scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that has traditionally been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession.  Applicants must have 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% and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch ASHRAE Student Branches
  • The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or
  • The program is accredited by the Consejo de Acreditación de la Ensenanza de la Ingeniería (CACEI) www.cacei.org

For a list of accredited programs or schools with an ASHRAE student branch, click on the links provided above or contact Lois Benedict at lbenedict@ashrae.org or 678-539-1120 (direct).

 

Criteria:

ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship - $3,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region I or who has graduated from a high school within Region I, which covers Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Maine, & New Hampshire.

ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship - $3,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region III, which covers Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C.

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship - $5,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or architecture student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV, which covers North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

James R. Bullock Scholarship - $5,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV or who has graduated from a high school in Region IV, which covers North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship - $3,000
A one-year scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering student attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region VIII, which covers Arkansas, Louisiana*, Texas*, Oklahoma, and Mexico.  *Parts of these states are not within the geographic boundaries of Region VIII.  Contact ASHRAE headquarters for information regarding eligible schools in these areas.

CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS - $3,000 each
One-year scholarships available annually to qualified students attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of an ASHRAE chapter listed below or who have graduated from a high school in the chapter area.

ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Peter Potvin Scholarship
ASHRAE New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship

 
Applications and the following documents must be submitted on or before the application deadline to receive consideration.
  1. Official transcript of grades (college freshmen whose grades are not available by the application deadline must submit an official transcript of high school grades and verification of enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution).  Transcript must be mailed.  Photocopies will not be accepted.
  2. Three signed letters of recommendation as follows: one from an instructor or faculty advisor, a current or past employer, and another character reference (other than a family member).  In cases where the institution has an ASHRAE student branch on campus, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation. 

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