General HVAC Scholarships
The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program provides $2,500 annually to 20 students nationwide who are interested in or currently pursuing a degree or technical certificate in the areas of HVAC, especially at the residential level. This can also include an interest in green or sustainable home design and technology.
Students attending a vocational school, approved technical institute, or an accredited community college are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required, and preference is also given to applicants aged between 18 and 26. Students are also asked what inspired them to go into this field.
- Deadline: February 1, 2022
- Amounts: $2,500 (20 awards available)
Established in 1963, the NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) helps bring qualified talent to the construction industry, by providing them with opportunities to gain higher education.
Every year, it awards over $100,000 to students in construction-related programs. It offers two scholarships: the Undergraduate Scholarship and the Construction Trades Scholarship. Students for the undergraduate scholarship must be enrolled in a degree program focused on construction in the United States and must have a minimum of one remaining term of study that leads to an associate degree in construction.
They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. For the Construction Trades Scholarship, students must be currently enrolled in a qualifying construction-related training program, which is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training or the equivalent. They must be obtaining training in a construction-related craft or trade.
- Deadline: February 28, 2022
- Amount: $500 to $2,500
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) offers various scholarships opportunities to qualifying students. The college is supported by many organizations and community individuals. The scholarships are dedicated to students in disciplines such as HVAC, culinary arts, allied health, and nursing.
The Stewart Richey Construction Scholarship is awarded to Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College students who have completed one semester of HVAC or welding programs. Students must be enrolled at least part-time and be in good standing with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. They also must be Stewart Richey employees or children of employees and must take part in a 16-hour job shadow program.
- Deadline: March 15, 2022
- Amount: $500 per semester, awarded for three semesters
PlumbersStock provides $3,000 in scholarship funds to be split among three individuals currently studying to be plumbers, HVAC technicians, or sprinkler and irrigation specialists, as well as seniors planning to attend a program the following year.
To be considered, applicants must create and publish a “how-to” video aimed at home improvement novices that demonstrates their skills in either of the three subject areas. The winner of the top video will receive a $2,000 scholarship and two runners-up will receive $500 apiece. Another 25 entries will receive honorable mention and have their names published in a blog post.
The video should not be longer than ten minutes and should be posted to a free video hosting site like Vimeo or YouTube. This scholarship is only for those applicants who are going to schools within the United States.
- Deadline: March 31, 2022
- Amount: $2,000 (one award); $500 (two awards)
The PHCC (Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors) Educational Foundation makes funding available to students who want to pursue training in these three core fields (plumbing, heating, and cooling). Students could be active in trade schools, apprenticeships, community colleges, or four-year degree programs.
In 2021, The organization funded up to 56 scholarships between $1,000 and $10,000. To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must be enrolled in or must be planning to enroll in a PHCC-approved plumbing or HVAC/R apprentice program, a full-time certificate or degree program at an accredited two-year community college, technical college, or trade school, or a full-time undergraduate degree program.
The PHC National Auxiliary has additional funds available. Applicants must be part of a recognized program as well as currently working in one of these trades.
- Deadline: May 1, 2022
- Amount: $1,000 to $10,000 (50+ awards available)
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) provides up to $10,000 each in scholarships to qualified students annually. Over 30 years, it has funded nearly $2.25 million to over 400 students. Through its scholarships, it seeks to motivate prospective students all over the world in pursuing a technology or engineering career in the HVAC/R field, part of the STEM industry.
Available scholarships include those from regional chapters of ASHRAE, as well as school-specific scholarships and high school seniors interested in this field. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in an ASHRAE-recognized engineering or engineering technology program and meet other requirements, including a 3.0 GPA and three letters of recommendation. Financial needs and potential service or leadership in the profession are also taken into consideration.
- Deadlines: May 1, 2022; December 1, 2022
- Amount: Up to $10,000 (46 awards available)
The Rees Scholarship Foundation has funds that pay for one or two semesters for students enrolled in an HVAC/R and water heating technician program accredited through the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) or a school requiring the Industry Competency Exam (ICE). The foundation offers several scholarships to support professionals wanting to work in the HVAC industry.
Students must submit two letters of recommendation, a 500-word essay, and educational transcripts for eligibility. This program began in 2003 and has funded more than $930,000 to more than 500 students. Scholarship recipients also receive a free ready-to-work test through the foundation’s partnership with NATE.
- Deadlines: June 1, 2022 (spring semester); October 1, 2022 (fall semester)
- Amount: Up to $2,000 to each qualified student
Thermaxx Jackets specializes in designing and manufacturing removable insulation covers to meet its client’s diverse needs. It provides a $1,000 award annually to a full-time student at a trade school pursuing a program in HVAC/R, or an undergraduate student working on a bachelor’s degree in engineering or pre-engineering. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and complete an essay asking “What inspired them to become an engineer or HVAC professional?”
- Deadline: December 2022 (estimated)
- Amount: $1,000