ATLANTA - In order to reduce the financial strain on engineering students across the country, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will award over $80,000 in scholarship money for the 2009-2010 school year.

“Any investment in relevant education is of great importance, as it prepares individuals to become effective citizens,” Victor Goldschmidt, chair of the ASHRAE Scholarship Trustees, said. “This is more notable in the area of HVACR, as it enhances the advancement of the arts and sciences of HVACR for the benefit and future of society.”

The 16 recipients of ASHRAE’s scholarship assistance are as follows:

Reuben Trane Scholarship:$10,000 to be awarded over two years, Daniela Sifuentes, George Fox University, mechanical engineering.

Willis H. Carrier Scholarships:$10,000 for one year, Sean Kolich, Kansas State University, architectural engineering, and Felipe Pincheira, Southern Illinois University, mechanical/civil engineering.

Frank M. Coda Scholarship:$5,000 for one year, Andrea Gregg, Kansas State University, architectural engineering.

The following awards include one-year $3,000 scholarships: Duane Hanson Scholarship: Ryan Beaudrie, Lawrence Technological University, mechanical engineering; Alwin B. Newton Scholarship: Kelly Griffith, Kansas State University, architectural engineering; Henry Adams Scholarship: Dakota Kelley, University of Nebraska, architectural engineering; ASHRAE Region IV/Benny Bootle Scholarship: James Wood, Clemson University, general engineering; ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship: Andrew Cunningham, Oklahoma Christian University, mechanical engineering; J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship: Daniel Hehman, University of Pittsburgh, mechanical engineering; Donald E. Nichols Scholarship: Mallory Johnston, Tennessee Technological University, mechanical engineering; ASHRAE Memorial Scholarship: James Moriarty, University of Connecticut, civil/environmental engineering; Associate of Engineering Technology: Craig Daniels, University of Northwestern Ohio, HVACR technology; Bachelor of Engineering Technology: Benjamin Lipscomb, Montana State University, mechanical engineering technology; and ASHRAE General Scholarships: Sean Holder, St. Louis University, mechanical engineering and Jeremy Tucker, Portland State University, mechanical engineering.

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Publication date:08/31/2009