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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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University Specific Scholarships

University Specific 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 the current criteria.

Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students who are 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 the criteria for at least one of the following scholarships:


ASHRAE David C. J. Peters Scholarship

A one-year $5,000 scholarship available annually to a full-time undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student enrolled in a four or five year bachelor degree program at one of the institutions listed below.  The scholarship was created by Southland Industries to honor David Peters, a tireless advocate of recruiting quality.

  • California State University (CSU) at:
  • Chico
  • San Diego
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Cal Maritime
  • Long Beach
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech)
  • Clemson University
  • University of Nebraska at
  • Lincoln
  • Omaha
  • University of Nevada at:
  • Las Vegas
  • Reno
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Texas at Austin

ASHRAE Donald E. Nichols Scholarship

A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to a full-time undergraduate engineering student enrolled in an ABET-accredited program leading to a bachelor degree at Tennessee Technological University.  This scholarship is named for a former ASHRAE vice president and graduate of Tennessee Technological University. 


ASHRAE J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship

A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate mechanical engineering student enrolled full-time and pursuing a bachelor degree at the University of Pittsburgh.  This scholarship is named in memory of an ASHRAE member who was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and oversaw development of the air conditioning equipment used in commercial, military, aerospace & transportation applications, during his lifetime. 


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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