The D. Brian Baker scholarship provides an opportunity to attend the 2020 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference, March 23-25, 2020, in Las Vegas, free of charge. The applicant must be a full-time HVACR instructor at an accredited institution in the United States. (Program must result in a certificate, diploma or degree). Apply here.

The scholarship covers the cost of registration, transportation, and lodging for the nights of the conference. Additionally, the scholarship recipient will receive a one-year membership in CARE.

The review committee will select an individual whom they believe will most benefit from this opportunity. Applicants should be sure to share why they should be the recipient of the 2020 scholarship.


D. Brian Baker was a dedicated HVACR professional and educator who was not only passionate about the industry, but a true advocate for continual, professional development. Brian attended every conference and educational opportunity he could knowing that working and teaching in the HVACR industry wasn’t just a job, but a career that required continuing education. 

Scholarship Recipients

“This is third year CARE is able to offer this scholarship in memory of D. Brian Baker,” said CARE President Crystal Naegle. “We have been able to fund four new instructors over the last two years/conferences and introduce them to a network of resources and provide them the opportunity for professional development. We hope to be able to continue honoring Mr. Baker’s memory and his passion for education by providing this scholarship for years to come.”

Previous Scholarship Recipients Include:

  • John Willis of Hill College -2019
  • Daniel Voss of South East Technical Institute - 2019
  • Jason Hoard of St Georges Technical High School - 2018
  • David Brannen of Texas State Tech -2018

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