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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. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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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.

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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

Undergraduate Regional/Chapter Scholarships

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

General Criteria:
Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has 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 be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution that meets one of the following:

Additional criteria and geographic boundaries for available regional and chapter scholarships are listed below:

ASHRAE Region III Boggarm Setty Scholarship
A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering student enrolled full time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region III (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC). 

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship
A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or architecture student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia) provided at least one of the following criteria is met:

  • The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE Student Branch or
  • The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) www.naab.org

ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship
A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region VIII (Arkansas, Louisiana*, Texas*, Oklahoma, and Mexico) provided at least one of the following criteria is met:

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

*Parts of these states are not within the geographic boundaries of Region VIII.  Contact ASHRAE headquarters for eligible schools in these areas).

ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Scholarship
A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of the Minnesota chapter or who has graduated from a high school in the chapter area. 

ASHRAE New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of the New Jersey chapter or who has graduated from a high school within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region I and who otherwise meets the above general criteria for the Society’s Undergraduate Regional/Chapter Scholarship.


Submit one application (you will be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify) and the following documents postmarked on or before the application deadline of December 1:

1. Official transcript of college grades (if college grades are not available by the application deadline, submit an official transcript of high school grades and verification of current college enrollment).
2. 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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