ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that its Rees Scholarship Foundation has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 12 students in the HVACR and water heating trades this year, reaching the milestone of 100 scholarships awarded since its inception in 2003.

AHRI said the Rees Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to assisting with the education, recruitment, and competency of future HVACR and water heating technicians. By awarding scholarships to the brightest students enrolled in an accredited technical school or college, AHRI said the foundation helps the most talented candidates enter the HVACR and water heating industry, and supports its member companies by enhancing industry expertise.

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Publication date: 8/27/2012