ASHRAE SCHOLARSHIPS


 

 

Current Scholarship Chair:

Andrew Taranto, scholarship@ ashrae-balto.org, 410-527-2709

** For further information on College Scholarships discussed below, please contact Andrew Taranto **

 

Current Student Activities Chair:

Matthew Brewster, studentacts@ ashrae-balto.org, 410-579-8100

** For further information on High School Scholarships discussed below, please contact Matt Brewster **

 

 

 

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 6 scholarships ranging from $750 to $1750, totaling $7000, to college students successfully competing for these funds.  Below is a summary of those scholarships, awarded in the spring of 2013:

 

Student

College / University

Amount of Award

Benjamin Devine

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

$1250

Michael Gentle, Jr.

Community College of Baltimore County

$1250

Jessica Grace Hum

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

$1000

Brad Watkins

North Dakota

$1750

Samurdhi T. Kalegana Koralage

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

$1000

Stephanie Young

Towson University

$750

 

This year the Scholarship Committee is once again looking for the best and brightest students to apply, and is accepting applications for college scholarships.  Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2013 and will be reviewed by the committee anonymously for award to students directly during the first quarter of 2014.  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 program 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.  The form is available in two different formats for your convenience.

 

Scholarship Application  (  456k )

 

Scholarship Application  (  81k )

 

** Right-click and save the desired form to your computer for editing.  Edit, print, and sign the completed form for submission **

 

 

Your completed application and a current official (sealed) college transcript must be mailed and postmarked no later than December 31, 2013.  Mail to:

ASHRAE Scholarship Committee

c/o Andrew Taranto

Johnson Controls, Inc.

60 Loveton Circle

Sparks, MD  21152

 

 

 

High School Scholarships:

 

Last year the Baltimore Chapter of ASHRAE was also pleased to award scholarships to high school students in the local area.  Among other specific criteria, scholarship eligibility is limited to students who were participants in the annual ASHRAE Baltimore Student Design Competition.  Criteria for distribution of these funds is different from the college scholarships as described above.  This past year 6 scholarships were awarded, totaling $3000, to high school students successfully competing for these funds.  Below is a summary of those scholarships, awarded in the spring of 2012:

 

Student

High School

Amount of Award

James King

Eastern Technical High School

$650

Owen Ward

Eastern Technical High School

$650

Charles Parker II

Eastern Technical High School

$650

Jacob Szymanik

Harford Technical High School

$650

Onyekachi Ekeagwu

Patterson High School

$200

Joseph Cykman

Howard High School

$200

 

This year the Scholarship Committee is once again looking for high school students participating in our design competition to apply, and is accepting applications for high school scholarships.  Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2014 and will be reviewed by the committee anonymously for award to students directly at our annual ASHRAE Baltimore Student Night meeting.  This meeting usually takes place in early May, so the committee must have time for review and the application deadline cannot be extended.  Be sure to get your applications in on time!  To determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for scholarship consideration by the Baltimore Chapter, please review the following specific criteria:

 

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 accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)

  OR

- Hosts 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 Chapter Student Design Competition (or is registered to participate later this year).

 

Note for Criteria 2**: The purpose of this requirement is to establish the applicant's intent to attend a school with an accredited engineering program.  If acceptance has not yet been established (usually indicated by 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 on the application form.

 

 

High School Scholarship Application:

Once you have determined you meet the eligibility criteria, and have either registered for or participated in the annual student design competition of the ASHRAE Baltimore Chapter, you may download the application form and send it to the scholarship chairperson indicated in the form.  The form is available in two different formats for your convenience.

 

Scholarship Application  (  437k )

 

Scholarship Application  (  80k )

 

** Right-click and save the desired form to your computer for editing.  Edit, print, and sign the completed form for submission **

 

 

Your completed application, current high school transcript, and college acceptance letter must be mailed and postmarked no later than April 1, 2014.  All materials must be received together in a single envelope.  Mail these materials to:

ASHRAE Scholarship Committee

c/o Matthew Brewster

Leach Wallace Associates, Inc.

6522 Meadowridge Road

Elkridge, MD 21075