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Scholarships, Criteria and Deadlines
Tips for Applicants | Scholarship Recipients
Scholarships are awarded based on the following and for the academic year following the application deadline beginning with the fall semester:
- Full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program recognized by ASHRAE and listed for each scholarship. (Note: enrollment in an architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) at a school in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia is accepted for Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship)
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class ranking of no less than 30% evidenced by submission of an official transcript of grades and/or statement from a school administrator
- 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 institutions with an ASHRAE student branch, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation.
- Evaluation Form completed and submitted by the Student Activities Chair or other officer of the nearest ASHRAE chapter following an interview with the applicant
- Potential service to the HVAC&R profession
- Financial need
- Leadership ability (activities, leadership roles, community service, etc.)
- Work ethics (summer jobs, part-time jobs, etc.)
Scholarships, Criteria and Application Deadlines:
Application and evaluation form
Submit only one application. You will be considered for each scholarship for which you qualify.
Direct all questions and submit scholarship application, including all supporting documents to:
1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Top Ten Tips for ASHRAE Scholarship Applicants
- 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 finding out if your school has a student branch on campus.
- Contact ASHRAE headquarters staff if you have any questions and to ensure your application has been completed and submitted properly.
- Become an ASHRAE Student Member. Though not required for most scholarships, a student membership will provide you with valuable resources and opportunities that will help you in your chosen career path.