Scholarship Opportunities

Current Scholarship Chair:

Dave Cunningham, scholarship@ ashrae-balto.org, 443-832-1729
** For further information on College Scholarships discussed below, please contact Dave Cunningham**

Current Student Activities Chair:

Rob Broczkowski, studentacts@ ashrae-balto.org, 410-646-4500
** For further information on High School Scholarships discussed below, please contact Rob Broczkowski **

College Scholarships

Attention college students! Are you currently an engineering student planning a career in the Baltimore Area? Did you know that ASHRAE would like to invest in your education? Each year, the Baltimore Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers offers scholarships to college students pursuing their Bachelor's Degree in an ASHRAE‑related field. Among other specific criteria, scholarship eligibility is limited to students residing in, or moving to, the Baltimore Chapter assigned area as a permanent resident (ASHRAE Region III, Chapter 025).

Last year the Baltimore Chapter was pleased to award scholarships ranging from $750 to $1500, to college students successfully competing for these funds.

This year the Scholarship Committee is once again looking for the best and brightest students to apply for college scholarships. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2018 and will be reviewed by the committee anonymously for award to students. To determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for scholarship consideration by the Baltimore Chapter, please review the following specific criteria generally grouped by importance:

  1. ASHRAE field of training.
  2. Applicant is in an accredited course in recognized college (or pregram pre-approved by ASHRAE Board).
  3. Applicant is matriculating for a degree in an ASHRAE related engineering field.
  4. Applicant is residing in, or moving to the Baltimore Chapter assigned area (permanent resident).
  5. Applicant is working in the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) field.
  6. Applicant is the son or daughter of a Baltimore chapter member, living or deceased.
  7. Applicant has high scholastic standing or average from previous year.
  8. Financial need.
  9. Veteran with an Honorable Discharge or member of United States Armed Services.

Points are awarded based on each applicant's demonstration of the above criteria. Criteria items 1 through 5 are weighted greater than items 6 through 9, although all criteria are important in the final consideration of awards.

College Scholarship Application:

Once you have determined you meet the eligibility criteria, you may download the application form and send it to the scholarship chairperson indicated in the form. 

Your completed application and a current official (sealed) college transcript must be mailed and postmarked no later than December 31, 2018. Mail to:

ASHRAE Scholarship Committee
c/o David Cunningham
9505 Berger Rd
Columbia, MD 21046

College Scholarship Application 2018-19


 

High School Design Challenge Scholarships

The Baltimore Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is pleased to offer scholarships to select high school students who participate in the ASHRAE Baltimore Chapter Student Design Challenge, an annual chapter event. Among other specific criteria, scholarship eligibility is limited to students who are on a course to enter a college or university to pursue their Bachelor’s Degree in an ASHRAE-related engineering field.

Following the Student Design Challenge in March 2019, participants who are graduating seniors will be encouraged to apply for the chapter's scholarship. Applications will be reviewed anonymously by the ASHRAE Baltimore Scholarship Committee for award to students following the ASHRAE Baltimore Chapter meeting in May, themed "Student Night"

Applicant Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  1. Eligible applicants must intend to pursue undergraduate studies in the field of engineering.
  2. Applicant has been accepted/admitted** to a university or junior college that is either of the following: (1) Is accredited by one of the following two organizations: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), The Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA); (2) Is a host of a recognized ASHRAE student branch.
  3. Applicant has submitted an official (sealed) high school transcript.
  4. Applicant has submitted one letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader.
  5. Applicant has participated in the annual ASHRAE Baltimore Student Design Competition (or is registered and intends to participate later this year).

Note for Criteria 2** The purpose is to establish the applicant's intent to attend a school with a qualified engineering program. If acceptance has not yet been established (usually with a formal acceptance letter), the applicant will not be disqualified if a college application has been submitted to the intended university or junior college, and this is indicated within the application.

Scholarship Application

Following the ASHRAE Baltimore Student Design Challenge, the 2019 scholarship application form will be made available to participants who should complete and mail it to the current Student Activities chairperson, indicated below.

Application Deadline:

Completed applications, current high school transcript, and college acceptance letter (if received) must be mailed and postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2019.