ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced the recipients of 12 scholarships totaling $38,000 for the 2005-06 academic year.

The students, all pursuing courses leading to a career within the HVACR industry, received the following undergraduate ASHRAE scholarships:

  • Reuben Trane Scholarship: Michael Basha, University of the Pacific, mechanical engineering, received a two-year $5,000 per year scholarship.

    The following one-year $3,000 scholarships were awarded:

  • Henry Adams Scholarship: Lee Zambino, Widener University, mechanical engineering.

  • Duane Hanson Scholarship: Salome Balderrama, University of Texas-Austin, architectural engineering.

  • Alwin B. Newton Scholarship: Zachery Schiller, City College of New York, mechanical engineering.

  • Donald E. Nichols Scholarship: Daniel Wray, Tennessee Technological University, electrical engineering.

  • ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship: Jeanette De Leon, University of Texas-San Antonio, mechanical engineering.

  • ASHRAE Scholarships: Lola Oyebola, Michigan Technological University, electrical engineering, and Alfred Vitela III, University of Texas-San Antonio, mechanical and HVAC engineering.

  • Memorial Scholarship: Jeremy Wright, University of Cincinnati, mechanical engineering.

  • Associate of Engineering Technology Scholarship: Michael Dean, Central Kentucky Technical College, HVAC technology.

  • Bachelor's Engineering Technology Scholarship: Michael Rister, Texas Tech University, mechanical engineering technology.

  • J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship: Igor Tatarintsev, University of Pittsburgh, mechanical engineering.

    ASHRAE has awarded 127 scholarships during the past 15 years. For more information, visit the "Scholarships" shortcut at or contact Lois Benedict at ASHRAE headquarters by e-mail at or telephone at 678-539-1120.

    Publication date: 08/08/2005