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Southern California Chapter of Ashrae
2018 Goals of Scholarship & Grant Program
($ amount may vary per year)

   ASHRAE Student Scholarship Ltr to Community Colleges 2018
   ASHRAE Student Scholarship Letter for HS Senior 2018
  ASHRAE Student Scholarship Ltr to 4-Yr Colleges 2018

Scholarship Donation:


Engineering Scholarship – Four Year Engineering College/University
Scholarships to be granted to enrolled Mechanical Engineering students who have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and have completed the equivalent of 3 semesters or 5 quarters of engineering of sophomore level or higher courses. The amount of the scholarships may vary from $900 to $3,000 subject to an evaluation of the required documents and an interview. Applicants have to show an interest in HVAC, financial need, smarts and good communication skills. Additional scholarships may be granted to freshman or entering freshmen in Mechanical Engineering if they are recommended by a Southern California Chapter member and have the goal of eventually entering the HVAC&R field. A letter of recommendation from the Dean or Professor is required.

J. Frank Park Memorial Scholarship – Four Year Engineering College/University
Scholarship to be granted to an enrolled Mechanical Engineering student who has a cumulative 3.0 GPA and have completed the equivalent of 5 semesters or 8 quarters of engineering of junior and senior level courses. The applicant must demonstrate interest in HVAC&R by having taken or enrolled in one or more related course. The amount of the scholarships may vary from $2,500 to $5,000, subject to an evaluation of the required documents and an interview. An applicant has to show an interest in HVAC, financial need, smarts, and good communication skills. A short essay (two pages or less) needs to be submitted on “Why mechanical engineering that pertains to heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning is or will be my chosen career.” A letter of recommendation from the Dean or Professor is required. This scholarship grant will be limited to one per calendar year.

Edward Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship to be granted to an enrolled Mechanical Engineering student who has a cumulative 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 5 semesters or 8 quarters of engineering of junior and senior level courses. The amount of the scholarships may vary from $3,500 to $6,000 each, subject to an evaluation of the required documents and an interview. An applicant has to show an interest in HVAC, financial need, smarts, and good communication skills. A short essay (two pages or less) needs to be submitted on “What key element of your engineering education has prepared you for a career in heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning industry.” A letter of recommendation from the Dean or Professor is required. This scholarship grant will be limited to one per calendar year.

John Tamney Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship to be granted to graduating high school seniors that have been accepted into mechanical engineering or engineering technology programs at California colleges/universities and community colleges. Applicant needs to submit notice of acceptance and completed application. Scholarship grants to be $500 for books and supplies. Interview will not be required. Applicants need to show an interest in HVAC, financial need, and smarts. A letter of recommendation from the student’s teacher is required. This scholarship grant will be limited to eight per calendar year.

HVAC Vocational and Technical Scholarship – Community College
Scholarships to be granted to eligible and deserving Community (2-year) College students who are enrolled in a technical curriculum focused on refrigeration and/or air conditioning, with a serious goal of entering the field of HVAC&R Engineering after graduation. They may be a full time or part time student currently. The amount of the scholarship may vary from $400 to $600 each, subject to an evaluation of the required documents and an interview. Applicants have to show an interest in HVAC, financial need, smarts and good communication skills. A letter of recommendation from the Dean or Instructor is required.

Student Attendence at Winter Society Meeting
Grants for up to three students to participate in the Student Activities at the Winter Society meeting. Grant is to cover the student’s expenses for two nights of lodging and meals. Eligible students need to be a member of a Student Branch of ASHRAE. The grant is to be limited to $600 each. Travel to be reimbursed by Region X.

Science Fairs
A Prize for best display of thermal sciences $500. Program to be developed.

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