CHANTILLY, Va. - The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced that its College of Fellows is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2009-10 academic year.

College of Fellows scholarships are available to undergraduate students from SMACNA’s extended family, which includes SMACNA contractors, employees of SMACNA contractors, SMACNA Fellows, employees of SMACNA Chapters, employees of national SMACNA, national SMACNA Associate Members, and members of the families of all of these groups.

The College of Fellows offers four, four-year scholarships at $3,000 per year. In addition, the College administers one SMACNA scholarship of four years at $2,000 per year; plus the College administers five endowed scholarships, also for four years, at $3,000 per year. The endowments consist of two sponsored by the J.B. Rodgers Foundation, one sponsored by the Bay Area SMACNA Chapter in memory of Richard DeBrine, one sponsored by Georgia-SMACNA in memory of Robert Harris, and one sponsored by the Chicagoland Sheet Metal Contractors Association in memory of Marty and Victor Comforte. These scholarships are typically available once every four years. The College also administers a one-year scholarship of $3,000, sponsored by the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity.

Endowment scholarships available for the 2009-10 academic year are the J.B. Rodgers scholarship, the Georgia-SMACNA scholarship, and the one-year Philadelphia scholarship.

For additional scholarship information, contact either Bob Roach at 703-803-2980 or, or Beth Coyner at 703-995-4026 or Additional information is also available online along with an interactive application at The Website application form may be completed and submitted online. Applications must be submitted and postmarked no later than March 31, 2009.

Publication date:12/22/2008