ASHRAE High School Senior Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded for the academic year following the application deadline and beginning with the fall semester.
Annual Application Deadline: May 1
Four one-year $3,000 scholarships available annually to college freshmen enrolled full-time in an undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or engineering technology program leading to a bachelor degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. 


Applicants must be high school seniors who have been accepted into a pre-engineering, engineering, or engineering technology program at a post-secondary educational institution that meets at least one of the following criteria:


For a list of schools with an ASHRAE student branch or accrediting agencies recognized by ASHRAE for the purpose of granting a scholarship, click on the links provided above or contact Lois Benedict at lbenedict@ashrae.org or 678-539-1120 (direct).

Additional Criteria for High School Scholarships:
Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and submit the following, with application, postmarked on or before the annual application deadline of May 1:

  • Official transcript of high school grades
  • Letter of acceptance into an accredited pre-engineering, engineering or engineering technology program from a post-secondary institution that meets the criteria listed above.
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from an instructor or faculty advisor, a current or past employer, and another character reference.   

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