HVAC Scholarship Programs

Getting Money to Learn the Trade

If you want special training as a mechanic or installer of equipment needed for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration, you will need to either find a formal apprenticeship or attend school to become certified in the trade. The machinery used for these purposes is becoming more sophisticated, relying increasingly on electronic regulation, and that is particularly true in the higher-paying jobs found in the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) departments of large facilities like stadiums and office buildings.

You’ll need to familiarize yourself with electrical devices and motors, know how to read a schematic, and be capable of troubleshooting complex systems. The occupational outlook in this profession is excellent, as employment opportunities are expected to grow rapidly in the foreseeable future.

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Dunwoody College of Technology

The Dunwoody College of Technology has posted a page of internal scholarships, and here are four of those suited to the HVAC students in Dunwoody’s Construction Sciences & Building Technology program:

Joliet Junior College

The Career and Technical Education department at Joliet Junior College offers several scholarships to its HVAC students, including these three awards:

Pennsylvania College of Technology

The Pennsylvania College of Technology is affiliated with Penn State and lists several different types of HVAC majors in its Construction and Design Technologies division. There are many applicable scholarships to choose from, and here is a sample of what you will find:

Ferris State University

Ferris State University’s School of Built Environment offers bachelors degrees in HVAC technology. Here are some of the Ferris scholarships handed out in that department:

Scholarships From Private Organizations

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is a professional group that provides scholarship aid to aspiring HVAC technicians. To be eligible, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA or be in the top 30% of your class. You must attend an institution approved by ASHRAE full-time, taking an engineering curriculum designed to prepare you for specialized HVAC training.

Among the available opportunities are these:

The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals

The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals partners with various companies like Honeywell and R.E. Michel to provide assistance in the form of scholarships to HVAC students. The Dave Nelsen Scholarships program distributes as many $5,000 awards as funding permits each year, most recently four of them.