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: March 31, 2020
- Amounts: $2,500 (20 awards available)
The Rees Scholarship Foundation was established to assist with the recruitment and competency of future heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians by awarding scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled in an institutionally accredited school.
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 $950,000 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, 2020 (spring semester); October 1, 2020 (fall semester)
- Amount: Up to $2,000 to each qualified student
The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, an AHRI Charitable Foundation, in partnership with SkillsUSA, is proud to offer eight one-time, merit-based $2,500 scholarships to SkillsUSA students who are currently enrolled in HVAC/R or a general construction program and who will be pursuing college or postsecondary career training in the HVACR industry. The scholarship is intended to provide tuition support in the 2021-2022 school year.
Students must be a SkillsUSA member, submit a letter of recommendation, a 500-word essay, resume and educational transcripts for eligibility. Awardees of the scholarship must submit their first semester tuition invoice from their postsecondary education program to receive scholarship funds. Funds will be distributed directly to the postsecondary institution.
- Deadlines: May 15, 2020
- Amount: $2,500 to each qualified student
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, 2020
- Amount: $2,000 (one award); $500 (two awards)
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 $25,000 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, 2020
- Amount: $500 to $2,500
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.
The organization itself funds up to 21 scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000. It also offers information about 20 others from its state and regional chapters based on factors such as region, gender, ethnicity, academic performance, and more. 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, 2020
- Amount: $1,000 to $5,000 (40+ awards available)
Thermaxx Jackets, specializes in designing and manufacturing removable insulation covers to meet our clients’ diverse needs, 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 you to become an engineer or HVAC professional?”
- Deadline: 2020 deadline not available; 2019 deadline was December 19
- Amount: $1,000
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) provides up to $10,000 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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (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 need and potential service or leadership in the profession are also taken into consideration.
- Deadlines: May 1, 2020; December 1, 2020
- Amount: Up to $10,000 (38 awards available)
The PTAC Crew Scholarship awards $1,500 to a student pursuing a career in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Candidates must be studying the HVAC trade at an accredited vocational or technical school in the United States. To qualify, they must be attending classes or planning to attend classes in an HVAC or HVAC-related program during the year.
To apply for this scholarship, applicants will be required to submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on two of the following three topics: “How would this scholarship impact you and what would it mean for your career?”, “Do you think PTACs will still be the primary heating and cooling device in hotel rooms across the United States in 2069, why or why not?”, and “What are some of your core values and why do you believe in these?”.
- Deadline: 2020 deadline not available; 2019 deadline was August 1
- Amount: $1,500