ASHRAE® Long Island

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE Long Island Chapter 006

Scholarships

The ASHRAE Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and assist in the education of men and women pursuing a career in the field of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) through its granting of scholarships and fellowships. The program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice as engineers in the HVAC&R field.

UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLICATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 1

The following are available to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree, who are enrolled full-time in a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or a substantially equivalent program in countries outside the U.S.A. and have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest. For a list of ABET-accredited or substantially equivalent programs please visit the ABET website at http://www.abet.org. Applications, including all supporting documents, must be postmarked no later than December 1. Re-applications accepted from former scholarship recipients and applicants. Recipients are selected at the Society’s Winter Meeting in January. Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year beginning in the fall semester.

Willis H. Carrier Scholarship (2)

One-year $10,000 undergraduate engineering scholarships awarded annually. Scholarship was established by The Carrier Corporation in memory of its founder, who’s known widely for his numerous and significant contributions to establishing air conditioning as an industry. Carrier installed the world’s first scientifically designed air conditioning system in 1902.

Reuben Trane Scholarships (4)

Two-year $10,000 undergraduate engineering scholarships awarded in two disbursements of $5,000 each at the beginning of the student’s junior and senior year. Scholarship was established in memory of The Trane Company founder, an engineer, inventor & business executive, whose manufacturing enterprise ranks today as one of the world’s largest in the HVAC&R industry.

Frank M. Coda Scholarship (1)

One-year $5,000 undergraduate engineering scholarship awarded annually. Scholarship was established in memory of ASHRAE’s former Executive Vice President, who served the Society from 1981-2004.

The following are one-year $3,000 undergraduate engineering scholarships awarded annually:

ASHRAE Scholarships (2)
ASHRAE Memorial Scholarship (1)
Alwin B. Newton Scholarship (1)
Scholarship’s namesake was an industry pioneer who was granted 219 patents.
Duane Hanson Scholarship (1)
Scholarship was named after the president of Gayner Engineers, a consulting mechanical/electrical engineering firm in San Francisco, California.
Henry Adams Scholarship (1)
Scholarship was established by Henry Adams, Inc, a Baltimore, Maryland-based consulting firm, in memory of its founder, who was a charter member and sixth president of ASHRAE’s predecessor society, ASHVE, in 1899.

UNDERGRADUATE REGIONAL & UNIVERSITY-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1

The following are available to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree, who are enrolled full-time in a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and attending a particular school or one that is located within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV or VIII. Additional criteria and accreditation requirements are listed separately for each scholarship. Candidates must have a cumulative college GPA of at least a 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest. Applications, including all supporting documentation, must be postmarked no later than December 1. Re-applications accepted from former scholarship recipients and applicants. Recipients are selected at the Society’s Winter Meeting in January. Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year beginning in the fall semester.

Donald E. Nichols Scholarship (1)

One-year $3,000 scholarship available to an undergraduate engineering student enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited program at Tennessee Technological University. Applicants must meet all other applicable criteria. The scholarship is named for a former ASHRAE vice president and graduate of Tennessee Technological University.

J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship (1)

One-year $3,000 scholarship available to an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the mechanical engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh. Applicants must meet all other applicable criteria. The scholarship is named in memory of an ASHRAE member who oversaw development of air conditioning equipment used in commercial, military, aerospace & transportation applications and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship (1) One-year $3,000 scholarship available to an undergraduate engineering or architecture student enrolled full-time in a program accredited by ABET or NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) and attending a school located within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE’s Region IV (North and South Carolina, and Georgia). For a list of ABET and NAAB accredited programs within these geographic boundaries, please visit the following websites: http://www.abet.org and http://www.naab.org. Applicants must meet all other applicable criteria.

ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship (1)

One-year $3,000 scholarship available to an undergraduate engineering student enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited program at a school located within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE’s Region VIII (currently, Arkansas, Louisiana*, Texas*, Oklahoma, and Mexico). Applicants must meet all other applicable criteria. * Parts of these states are not within the geographic boundaries of Region VIII. Contact ASHRAE headquarters for information regarding eligible schools in this area. For a list of ABET-accredited programs within these geographic boundaries, please visit the following website: http://www.abet.org .

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS (3) – APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1

The following scholarships are available to undergraduate engineering technology students enrolled full-time and pursuing a bachelor or associate degree in an Engineering Technology program that has been a preparatory curriculum for a career in HVAC &R. Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest. Additional criteria and accreditation requirements are listed separately for each scholarship. Applications, including all supporting documentation, must be postmarked no later than May 1. Recipients are selected at the Society’s Annual Meeting in June. Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year beginning in the fall semester.

Associate Degree Engineering Technology Scholarship (2)

One-year $3,000 scholarship available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in an Engineering Technology program leading to an associate degree and who are pursuing a course of study which traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for a career in HVAC&R. Candidates must meet all other applicable criteria.

Bachelor Degree Engineering Technology Scholarship

One-year $3,000 scholarship available to an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited program leading to a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology. For a list of ABET-accredited and substantially equivalent programs, visit the ABET website at http://www.abet.org . Candidates must meet all other applicable criteria. Re-applications accepted from former scholarship recipients and applicants.

BASIC CRITERIA ON WHICH ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE GRANTED:

(Additional degree and accreditation criteria listed separately for each scholarship)

  • Full-time enrollment in an ABET-accredited Engineering or Engineering Technology program leading to a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree or any Engineering Technology program leading to an Associate of Science degree
  • A cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest (official transcript of all college coursework and from at least one semester or quarter of college study required)
  • A letter of recommendation & evaluation form from three references, including a faculty advisor or professor
  • Potential service to the HVAC and/or refrigeration profession
  • Need for financial assistance
  • Leadership ability
  • Character

To be considered for any scholarship, the following must be submitted in one package and postmarked by the application deadline:

  • Completed and signed application form.
  • Official transcript (s) of college grades from all college coursework completed by the application deadline and from at least one semester or quarter of college study.
  • A letter of recommendation and evaluation form from three references, including a professor or faculty advisor, who are familiar with the applicant’s character, accomplishments, and likelihood of success in the HVAC&R industry.
  • Application package is available on the ASHRAE website at http://www.ashrae.org/students/page/704

Information may also be available from your school’s Dean of Engineering or ASHRAE student branch advisor. Requests and completed application packages to:

Lois Benedict
Scholarship Administrator
ASHRAE, Inc.
1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA  30329
Phone: 404-636-8400
Fax: 404-321-5478
Email: benedict@ashrae.org