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ASHRAE Announces 2020-21 Society Scholarship Recipients

ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 30 Society scholarships, totaling $167,000, for the 2020-21 academic year.

“We are extremely proud of the 2020-21 ASHRAE Scholarship recipients,” said Michel Hayek chair of the ASHRAE scholarship trustees. “These individuals represent the future of the HVAC&R industry and ASHRAE is pleased to support this bright future by providing scholarship opportunities to students each year.”

The following awards provide a $10,000 scholarship:

  • Willis H. Carrier Scholarships
    Kylene Landenberger, mechanical engineering, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and Molly Sizemore, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University, are the recipients of a Willis H. Carrier Scholarship established by the Carrier Corp. in memory of its founder, who installed the world’s first scientifically designed air-conditioning system.
  • Reuben Trane Scholarships
    William Welch, mechanical engineering, University of California – Los Angeles; Owen Lutz, architectural engineering, Kansas State University and Alexis Sheeto, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University are the recipients of a Reuben Trane Scholarship which is to be awarded over two years and was established by the Trane Co. in memory its founder, an innovative engineer, inventor and business executive, who held 28 patents.
  • Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Scholarship
    Haley Webbert, mechanical engineering, University of Nevada – Reno, is the recipient of the Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Scholarship named in honor of ASHRAE Presidential Member Holness, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, who served as the Society’s president in 2009-10.
  • Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship
    Andrew Scott, architectural engineering technology, Vermont Technical College, is the recipient of the Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship.

The following awards provide one-year $5,000 scholarships:

  • Frank M. Coda Scholarship
    Jon Cowart, electrical engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the Frank M. Coda Scholarship created in memory of ASHRAE’s former executive vice president, who served from 1981-2004.
  • Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship
    Christina Adams, industrial engineering, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, is the recipient of the Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship which recognizes female undergraduate engineering students and is named in memory of the Society’s first female president, who served as the Society’s president in 2010-11.
  • Alwin B. Newton Scholarship
    Xianchen Hao, architectural engineering, University of Kansas, is the recipient of the Alwin B. Newton Scholarship named for an industry pioneer and ASHRAE Fellow who was granted 219 patents.
  • David C.J. Peters Scholarship
    Isabella Gayoso, mechanical engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the David C. J. Peters Scholarship created by Southland Industries to honor Peters, an advocate of recruiting quality.
  • Duane Hanson Scholarship
    Christian Fauer, mechanical engineering, Auburn University, is the recipient of the Duane Hanson Scholarship established by Gayner Engineers and is named for the company’s former president.
  • Legacy Scholarship
    Sean Lacey, mechanical engineering, University of Akron, is the recipient of the Legacy Scholarship.
  • ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship
    Ian Durr, mechanical engineering, Kennesaw State University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship named for a former Region IV chair and regional director on the ASHRAE Board of Directors.
  • James R. Bullock Jr. Scholarship
    Kayla McIntosh, architectural engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, is the recipient of the James R. Bullock, Jr. Scholarship named in memory of the late Bullock Jr., P.E., Life Member of ASHRAE, who served as president of Environmental Air Systems Inc.
  • Donald Brady Scholarship
    LeeRoy Nchinda, architectural engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, is the recipient of the Donald Brady Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Donald Brady, Life Member of ASHRAE and a presidential member of ASHRAE’s North Piedmont Chapter.
  • Prem Jain Scholarship
    Aashni Ujra, architectural engineering, Heriot Watt University, is the recipient of the Prem Jain Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Dr. Prem Jain, Life Member of ASHRAE, founder of ASHRAE’s India Chapter-at-Large & presidential member of the ASHRAE India Chapter, founder and presidential member of ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
  • General Scholarship
    Hunter Swope, architectural engineering, University of Cincinnati, is the recipient of the General Scholarship.
  • Engineering Technology Scholarships
    Thomas Guilfoil, mechanical engineering technology, State University of New York – Canton and William Fretwell, architectural engineering technology, Vermont Technical, are the recipients of an Engineering Technology Scholarship.  
  • Freshman Engineering Scholarship
    Joseph Kawiecki, mechanical engineering, Purdue University, is the recipient of the Freshman Engineering Scholarship.

The following awards provide one-year $3,000 scholarships:

  • Henry Adams Scholarship
    Stephen Batsa, mechanical engineering, Dalhousie University, is the recipient of the Henry Adams Scholarship, named in memory of charter member and sixth president of ASHRAE’s predecessor society, ASHVE.
  • ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship
    William Hanna, mechanical engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship named in honor of Boggarm Setty, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member.
  • ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship
    Alexandra Brown, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship.
  • ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship
    Simon Devlin, mechanical and aerospace engineering, Oklahoma State University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship.
  • ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship
    Stanley Roberts, mechanical engineering technology, Sinclair Community College, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship named in memory of ASHRAE Life Members Fritz Traugott, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, and Harry King.
  • High School Senior Scholarships
    Seth Hoffman,mechanical engineering, Iowa State University; Braeden Duwa, mechanical engineering, University of Alabama; Noah Czelusta, mechanical engineering, Columbia University and Seth Reissig, mechanical engineering, Baylor University, are the recipients of a High School Senior Scholarship.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 undergraduate engineering, technology, regional/chapter, and university-specific scholarships. The application deadline is December 1, 2020.

For more information on ASHRAE’s scholarships, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit ashrae.org/scholarships.

About ASHRAE

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

ASHRAE is celebrating 125 years of shaping the built environment. Become a member of ASHRAE by visiting ashrae.org/join.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit ashrae.org and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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