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ASHRAE announces 2020-21 Society Scholarship recipients

ATLANTA, Georgia, United States, 5 October 2020: ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 30 Society scholarships, totaling USD 167,000, for the 2020-21 academic year. “We are extremely proud of the 2020-21 ASHRAE Scholarship recipients,” said Michel Hayek, Chair, ASHRAE Scholarship Trustees. “These individuals represent the future of the HVAC&R industry, and ASHRAE is pleased to support this bright future […]

| | Oct 5, 2020 | 11:36 am
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ATLANTA, Georgia, United States, 5 October 2020: ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 30 Society scholarships, totaling USD 167,000, for the 2020-21 academic year.

“We are extremely proud of the 2020-21 ASHRAE Scholarship recipients,” said Michel Hayek, Chair, 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.”

According to ASHRAE, the following awards provide a USD 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 Company, 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 honour 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.According to ASHRAE, the following awards provide one-year USD 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 recognises 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 honour 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.

 

According to ASHRAE, the following awards provide one-year USD 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 honour 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.

 

According to ASHRAE, 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 its scholarships, including eligibility requirements and application materials, ASHRAE urged those interested to visit ashrae.org/scholarships.


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