ASHRAE Awards 2021-22 Society Scholarships

Date: 04 August 2021
ASHRAE Awards 2021-22 Society Scholarships

ASHRAE announced the recipients of ASHRAE’s Society Scholarships for 2021-2022. The Society awarded 33 scholarships totaling $174,000.

“ASHRAE awards more than $450,000 in scholarships annually as an investment in future innovations in the built environment,” said Paul Petrilli, chair of the ASHRAE Scholarship Trustees. “We are proud of this year’s scholarship recipients as they pursue their higher education goals.”


The following awards provide a $10,000 scholarship:


Willis H. Carrier ScholarshipsErin Mackinnon, mechanical engineering, Dalhousie University and Aaron Young, architectural engineering, University of Nebraska at Omaha, are the recipients of a Willis H. Carrier Scholarship established by the Carrier Corp. in memory of its founder, who installed the world’s first scientifically designed air-conditioning system.

Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Scholarship
Makaela Bigley, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Scholarship named in honor of ASHRAE Presidential Member Holness, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, who served as the Society’s president in 2009-10.

Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship
Nathaniel Wells, architectural engineering technology, Vermont Technical College, is the recipient of the Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship.

Reuben Trane Scholarships
Dellan Fielding, mechanical engineering, Utah State University, Brett Stinson, mechanical engineering, Portland State University and Kaitlyn Kirby, mechanical engineering, Lipscomb University, are the recipients of a Reuben Trane Scholarship which is to be awarded over two years and was established by the Trane Co. in memory its founder, an innovative engineer, inventor and business executive, who held 28 patents.


The following awards provide one-year $5,000 scholarships:

Frank M. Coda Scholarship
Nathaniel Ackerman, mechanical engineering, University of Akron, is the recipient of the Frank M. Coda Scholarship created in memory of ASHRAE’s former executive vice president, who served from 1981-2004.

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship
Yuna Oh, mechanical engineering, University of Waterloo, is the recipient of the Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship which recognizes female undergraduate engineering students and is named in memory of the Society’s first female president, who served as the Society’s president in 2010-11.

Duane Hanson Scholarship
Hayley Knowles, mechanical engineer, Dalhousie University, is the recipient of the Duane Hanson Scholarship established by Gayner Engineers and is named for the company’s former president.

Prem Jain Scholarship
Song Lim, mechanical engineering, University of Malaya, is the recipient of the Prem Jain Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Dr. Prem Jain, Life Member of ASHRAE, founder of ASHRAE’s India Chapter-at-Large & presidential member of the ASHRAE India Chapter, founder and presidential member of ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers).

Charles E. Henck Scholarship
Celeste Fieberg, mechanical engineering, Lafayette College, is the recipient of the Charles E. Henck Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Charles E. Henck, Fellow Life Member of ASHRAE.

Alwin B. Newton Scholarship
Colby McConnell, architectural engineering, University of Cincinnati, is the recipient of the Alwin B. Newton Scholarship named for an industry pioneer and ASHRAE Fellow who was granted 219 patents.

General Scholarship
Songhao Wu, Civil Engineering (Architectural Engineering Concentration), Purdue University and Ryan Sparks, mechanical engineering, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, are the recipients of the General Scholarship.

Legacy Scholarship
Kayla Therrien, mechanical engineering, Central Connecticut State University, is the recipient of the Legacy Scholarship.

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship
Kayla McIntosh, architectural engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship named for a former Region IV chair and regional director on the ASHRAE Board of Directors.

James R. Bullock Jr. Scholarship
Morgan Usher, mechanical engineering, Clemson University, is the recipient of the James R. Bullock, Jr. Scholarship named in memory of the late Bullock Jr., P.E., Life Member of ASHRAE, who served as president of Environmental Air Systems Inc.

Freshman Engineering Scholarship
Heather Ritter, engineering, University of Calgary, is the recipient of the Freshman Engineering Scholarship.

Engineering Technology Scholarship
Matthew Bigg, Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Seneca College, is the recipient of an Engineering Technology Scholarship.


The following awards provide one-year $3,000 scholarships:

ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship
Rida Jawed, engineering, Northeastern University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship named in honor of Boggarm Setty, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member.

ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship
Haley Steele, mechanical engineering, Grove City College, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship.

Henry Adams Scholarship
Caden Stirtz, Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University, is the recipient of the Henry Adams Scholarship, named in memory of charter member and sixth president of ASHRAE’s predecessor society, ASHVE.

J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship
Tyler Seth, mechanical engineering, University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown, is the recipient of the J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship, named in memory of an ASHRAE member who oversaw development of the air conditioning equipment used in commercial, military, aerospace & transportation applications during his lifetime and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Donald E. Nichols Scholarship
Warren Sims, mechanical engineering, Tennessee Technological University, is the recipient of the Donald E. Nichols Scholarship named for a former ASHRAE vice president and graduate of Tennessee Technological University.

ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship
Pedro Checo, architectural engineering, Lawrence Technological University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship named in memory of ASHRAE Life Members Fritz Traugott, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, and Harry King.

ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Peter Potvin Scholarship
Victoria Baeumler, mechanical engineering, University of Minnesota, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Peter Potvin Scholarship.

ASHRAE Ottawa Chapter Scholarship
Vitkor Wozniak, Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter Scholarship,

ASHRAE New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
William Hanna, mechanical engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the ASHRAE New Jersey Chapter Scholarship.

High School Senior Scholarships
Connor Albrektsen, engineering, State University of New York – Stonybrook, Graysen Yahne, architectural engineering, Kansas State University, John McCulloch, engineering, Texas A&M University and Sofia Leotta, engineering, University of Washington, are the recipients of the High School Senior Scholarship.

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