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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.

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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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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 Criteria
Scholarships are available to undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution and 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 meet at least one of the following criteria:

Additional criteria specific to each scholarship is listed below.

 

ASHRAE Region IV (covers North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) – $5,000 each

Benny Bootle Scholarship
A one-year 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’s Region IV and at least one of the following criteria is met:

  • The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch https://ashrae.org/studentbranches or
  • The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or
  • The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) www.naab.org

James R. Bullock, Jr. Scholarship
A one-year scholarship available annually to an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student enrolled full-time at a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV or who has graduated from a high school within the ASHRAE Region IV geographic boundaries.

 

ASHRAE Region III (covers Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C.) – $3,000

Boggarm Setty Scholarship
A one-year 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’s Region III.

 

ASHRAE Region VIII (Arkansas, Louisiana*, Texas*, Oklahoma, and Mexico) – $3,000

ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship
A one-year 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) and where at least one of the following criteria is met:

  • The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch https://ashrae.org/studentbranches or
  • The program is accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) in the USA www.abet.org or
  • The program is accredited by CACEI (Consejo de Acreditacion de la Ensenanza de la Ingenieria) http://www.cacei.org/ in Mexico.

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

 

Chapter Scholarships – $3,000 each

ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Scholarship
A one-year 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 within the Minnesota chapter area.

ASHRAE New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
A one-year 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 New Jersey chapter area.

ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship
A one-year scholarship available annually to an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering or engineering technology student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of the Central New York chapter or who has graduated from a high school within the Central New York chapter area and where at least one of following criteria is met:

  • The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch https://ashrae.org/studentbranches or
  • The program is accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) www.abet.org or
  • The program is accredited by PAHRA (Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation) www.pahrahvacr.org 
 

For a list of eligible schools or accredited programs recognized by ASHRAE for the purpose of granting a scholarship, click the links provided above or contact Lois Benedict at lbenedict@ashrae.org or 678-539-1120.

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

  1. Official transcript of 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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