ASHRAE provides $152,000 in scholarships for engineering students

Twenty-nine students are receiving $152,000 worth of financial assistance for the 2015-16 school year via ASHRAE’s scholarship program.

In addition, ASHRAE announced creation of several new scholarships, which will be available for 2016-2017. Those are:

Gordon V.R. Holness Scholarship, named in honor of ASHRAE Presidential Member Holness, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, who served as president in 2009-10.

ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship, named in memory of Fritz Traugott, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, and Harry King, Life Member. King created the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program at SUNY Canton in 1946 and helped orchestrate its tremendous growth until his retirement in 1983. After receiving his doctorate from Syracuse University, Traugott went on to become a guest lecturer and lifelong supporter of the University, sharing a vision for the motivation, inspiration, and education of young engineers, especially in energy conservation.

James R. Bullock Jr. Scholarship, named in honor of Bullock, P.E., Life Member, a longtime ASHRAE member who serves as president of Environmental Air Systems Inc.

Freshman Engineering Scholarship

Over the course of 27 years ASHRAE has awarded more than $1.45 million to over 300 deserving undergraduate and graduate students. The 29 recipients of ASHRAE’s scholarship assistance for 2015-2016 are:

Willis H. Carrier Scholarships: $10,000 each for one year, Kayland Adams, East Carolina University, mechanical engineering; and Anna Schleifer, Clemson University, mechanical engineering.  The scholarship was established by the Carrier Corp. in memory of its founder, who installed the world’s first scientifically designed air-conditioning system.

Reuben Trane Scholarships: $10,000 each to be awarded over two years, Ivan Beeentjes, University of Waterloo, mechanical engineering; Quentin Williams, California Maritime Academy, mechanical engineering; and Michael Newman, University of Manitoba, mechanical engineering.  The scholarship was established by the Trane Co. in memory of its founder, an innovative engineer, inventor and business executive.

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Caroline Feldman, University of Dayton, mechanical engineering.  The scholarship recognizes a female undergraduate engineering student and is named in memory of the Society’s first female president.

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Erin Adkins-Oury, University of Southern Mississippi, construction engineering technology.  The scholarship recognizes female engineering technology students.

Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Hung Van Nguyen, University of South Carolina, mechanical engineering. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate engineering or architecture student attending an institution in ASHRAE Region IV, which covers North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. It is named for a former Region VI chair and regional director on the ASHRAE Board of Directors.

Frank M. Coda Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Michael Schlosser, University of Windsor, mechanical engineering.  The scholarship was created in memory of ASHRAE’s former executive vice president, who served from 1981-2004.

David C.J. Peters Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Victoria Brinemugha, Pennsylvania State University, architectural engineering.  The scholarship is awarded to qualifying students attending Pennsylvania State University, Virginia Tech, California State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, Clemson University, North Carolina State University, University of Nebraska, Cal Poly State University or University of Nevada. The scholarship was created by Southland Industries to honor Peters, an advocate of recruiting quality.

Duane Hanson Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Jordan Shefchik, University of Wisconsin-Madison, mechanical engineering.  The scholarship was established by Gayner Engineers and is named for the company’s former president.

Alwin B. Newton Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Andrew Palcan, Milwaukee School of Engineering, architectural engineering.  The scholarship is named for an industry pioneer and ASHRAE Fellow who was granted 219 patents.

General Scholarships: $5,000 each for one year, Scott Tucci, Missouri University of Science and Technology, mechanical engineering; and Yirong Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, mechanical engineering.

Legacy Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Zeb Pontius, Miami University, mechanical engineering.

Bachelor Engineering Technology Scholarship: $5,000 each, Yoginder Rana, Ferris State University, HVAC & technology; Rebecca Robinson, Vermont Technical College, architectural engineering technology; Caleb Bristol, Vermont Technical College, architectural engineering technology; and John Kubacz, Vermont Technical College, architectural engineering technology.

Associate Engineering Technology Scholarship: $5,000 for one year, Maturin Songang, Cegep Limoilou, mechanical building technology.

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

Minnesota Chapter Scholarship:  Matthew Hamilton, University of Wisconsin, mechanical engineering.

New Jersey Chapter Scholarship: Adel Njeim, City College of New York, mechanical engineering.

Henry Adams Scholarship: Smart Maduka, University of Lagos, mechanical engineering.  The scholarship was established by Henry Adams, Inc. in memory of its founder, a charter member and sixth president of ASHRAE’S predecessor society, ASHVE, established in 1899.

Region III Boggarm S. Setty Scholarship:  Andrew Brouwers, Pennsylvania State University, architectural engineering/mechanical engineering option.  This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate engineering student attending an institution within ASHRAE Region III, which covers Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. and is named after Setty, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member.

Region VIII Scholarship:  Brandon Comisarenco, University of Texas, architectural engineering.  The scholarship is awarded to a student attending a school in ASHRAE Region VIII, which includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mexico and parts of Louisiana and Texas.

High School Senior Scholarships: Claire Feind, Texas A&M University, engineering; Rachel Hutzel, Purdue University, mechanical engineering technology; Brooke Bialas, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, mechanical engineering; and Morgan Kelley, Texas A&M University, engineering.  The scholarships are provided for high school seniors entering their freshman year of college in an engineering or engineering technology program.

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