SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The EGIA Foundation announced it is now accepting applications for its fourth annual EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program.

Twenty scholarships of $2,500 apiece are available to current or soon-to-be students pursuing a technical HVAC course of study at an approved academic institution. Since the inaugural class in 2018, the EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program has contributed more than $130,000 to 53 students’ educations in the trades. As with its predecessors, the 2021 class will be selected based on financial need, career aspirations, and academic merit, continuing to ensure financial hurdles are not a barrier to entry to more and more dedicated young people.

“For many students seeking a rewarding career path out of high school, HVAC and other home services could be just what they’re looking for — the perfect mix of technology, excellent compensation, short path to business-ownership, and high job satisfaction — but a simple lack of awareness prevents them from discovering our industry,” said Bruce Matulich, EGIA Foundation chairman and CEO. “With the EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program, we’re contributing to the greater solution of that problem, and hoping it promises that fewer passionate students are kept out of HVAC careers due to financial constraints.”

Current HVAC students, and those planning to enroll for the 2021-22 academic year, can visit to view the full list of eligibility requirements and submit their applications. The final day for submissions is February 1, 2021, with winners notified that April and awards disbursed in July.

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