All undergraduate students engaged in the study related to engineering are warmly welcomed to apply for the ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships. Each year, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers presents many major scholarships. These funds are created for engineering or pre-engineering students enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution and pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree.
These various scholarships are designed for every student willing to complete their higher education but cannot because of financial hurdles. The organization provides sufficient financial support students need to pay for their educational expenses. This will help them cope with the high-cost expenses and achieve their goals and dreams without having any difficulty in their paths.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers works as an American professional association that seeks to advance heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems design and construction. It has over 57,000 members in around 132 countries worldwide. Its members are composed of services engineers, building owners, architects, mechanical contractors, equipment manufacturers’ employees, and others concerned with the design and construction of HVAC&R systems in buildings.
The table below will provide a quick overview of the scholarship:
|Organization||American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers|
|Educational Level||Undergraduate Students|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Application Deadline||December 1|
|Requirement||Application, letter of recommendation|
Who May Be Eligible?
Applicants who are willing to apply for the scholarship must have a look over the eligibility requirements:
- Open 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 the course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum HVAC&R profession.
- On a scale where 4.0 is the highest and a class standing of no less than the top 30 per cent, students must have a cumulative college Grade Point Average ( GPA) of at least 3.0 and fulfil at least one of the following criteria:
- The institution hosts an active ASHRAE Student Branch or
- Program accredited to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org
- the institution is accredited by an equivalent agency outside the USA that is a signatory of the Washington Accord or
- the institution has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET
How to Apply
The applications for Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships are being accepted through an online portal. Eligible candidates are asked to submit their required information through an online application form. The form should contain each detail and documents mentioned below to make their application complete. Students with incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship program.
- Must articulate a thorough response in 100-200 words on “What is your particular interest in the field covered by ASHRAE? Do you have a special interest in HVAC&R equipment or systems (i.e. installing, designing, testing, servicing, repairing, troubleshooting, teaching, etc.)?”
- Must answer in 100 words or less “To what extent have you participated in HVAC&R activities to advance your above stated “goals”?”
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest or a class standing of no less than the top 30% evidenced by an official transcript of grades or a written statement from a school administrator.
- Three recommendation letters should include one from a teacher or faculty counsellor, a current or past employer, and a reference to another character. In the case of schools with an ASHRAE student branch, one of the three letters of recommendation might be a letter from that branch’s faculty advisor.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers award several scholarships for engineering students to help them out in their careers. Society will be granting scholarships ranging from $3000 to $10,000. These funds will provide the recipients to cover up various high-cost expenses related to their studies. Students have several scholarship opportunities to apply for and gain enormous benefits.
The application deadline for the undergraduate engineering scholarships is 1st December annually. Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship as soon as possible.