Out of more than 500 entries from students in nearly 200 trade schools across the U.S. and Canada, Hilmor has picked six winners to receive its 2015 scholarship award.
"Every year we receive an incredible amount of powerful submissions from these students hoping to change their future," said Andrea Halpin, senior manager of brand marketing at Hilmor. "Their dedication to their education and passion for reinventing themselves is humbling and we're honored to help these students."
The winners from this year's contest received a $5,000 scholarship, Hilmor tools, a trip to the AHR Expo HVAC construction trade show in Orlando, Florida, and a merchandising display for their HVAC sales trade school.

Entrants could submit an essay of 250-words or less explaining how the HVAC construction industry will "retool their life." Winners were selected by a panel of judges based on how their well their essay describes the ways in which their HVAC market education is helping them start a new life, preparing them for a career in HVAC sales and their commitment to their education. 

Winners include: David Harrington, 52, Piedmont Community College in Polkton, North Carolina; Cesar Iniquez, 24, Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan; Soheil Khorasani, 26,Technical Institute in British Columbia; Dennis Knighten, 51, Locklin Tech in Milton, Florida; Richard Sanders, 65, Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, South Carolina; and Brian Schultz, 53, State Technical College of Missouri.