ATLANTA — Thirty-three students receiving scholarship funds from ASHRAE are joining more than 300 others who have received financial assistance from ASHRAE over the years. The students are accepting $164,000 worth of financial assistance for the 2016-2017 school year. Over the course of 28 years, ASHRAE has awarded more than $1.78 million to over 360 deserving undergraduate students.

“ASHRAE scholarships have a positive impact on the lives of students and often allows them to focus more on their studies and work fewer hours at part-time jobs,” said Chuck Curlin, chair of the scholarship trustees, ASHRAE. “ASHRAE scholarships help defray some of the costs of a college education, which has gotten much more expensive in past years. The scholarships we provide not only help with the financial needs of students, but also create a direct connection between the recipients and ASHRAE.”

The Willis H. Carrier scholarship recipients are: Casey Zarger and Kristen Cole, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Both will receive $10,000 for one year.

The Reuben Trane scholarship awards $10,000 over two years. The winners are Danish Dhamani, mechanical engineering, Drexel University; Aldo Kusnardi, mechanical engineering, Minnesota State University; and Jacquelyn Sommers, architectural engineering, Kansas State University. 

A number of one-year, $5,000 scholarships were awarded, as well, including the Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship ­– Linda Komnang Liezu, mechanical engineering, City College of New York; Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship – Kathleen Agustin, sustainable energy and building technology, Humber College; Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship – Robert Cosby, mechanical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology – James R. Bullock Jr. Scholarship: Benjamin Bingham, mechanical engineering, North Carolina State University; and the Frank M. Coda Scholarship – Mariana Silva, civil engineering, University of Texas at Austin. 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 undergraduate, regional/chapter and university-specific scholarships. The deadline is Dec. 1. For the full list of ASHRAE scholarship winners, or more information, visit

Publication date: 11/7/2016

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