SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program, established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking careers in HVAC, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which provides $2,500 individual awards to students nationwide.

“We’re proud to announce that applications for this year’s EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program are now being accepted,” said Bruce Matulich, EGIA Foundation board chairman and CEO. “Although 91 percent of high school students plan to pursue a post-secondary education, 10 percent plan to enroll in a vocational program; even less will take an HVAC or construction related path. The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program hopes to bring publicity to the vast opportunities and lucrative starting salaries available, in addition to helping 20 students get a leg up on their career by supporting their education.”

To qualify, applicants should:

  • Intend to enroll or be currently enrolled in an HVAC technical program at an accredited institution for the entire 2019-2020 academic year;
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents based on the guidelines utilized by the US Department of Education Federal Financial Aid eligibility;
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; and
  • Pursue an Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma in an HVAC technical program.

Scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility requirements, academic merit, financial need, and interest of pursuing a career in residential HVAC or home performance contracting. Applicants will be asked to explain what inspired them to choose an HVAC technical education and their plans after graduation. Interested candidates can apply at Applications will be accepted until April 30.

Publication date: 1/4/2019

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