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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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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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Scholarship Program

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Scholarships, Criteria and Deadlines
Tips for Applicants | Scholarship Recipients
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Selection Process:

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:

Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships
Now Accepting Applications, Deadline: December 1st

University-Specific Scholarships
Now Accepting Applications, Deadline: December 1st

Regional/Chapter Scholarships
Now Accepting Applications, Deadline: December 1st

Engineering Technology Scholarships
Annual Application Deadline: May 1st

High School Senior Scholarships
Annual Application Deadline: May 1st

Freshman Engineering Scholarship
Annual Application Deadline: May 1st


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:

Lois Benedict
Scholarship Administrator
1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-636-8400
Fax: 404-321-5478


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.

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