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ASHRAE offers a variety of scholarships to students, and they are divided into a range of categories. They are sorted by regions as well as academic programs, and range in value going up to $10,000 (USD)! ASHRAE offers various scholarships, for students in high school all the way to graduate school. All scholarship opportunities can be found on the ASHRAE Society Scholarship Program

Your chances can only get better if you apply, we have had numerous scholarship winners from here in the Toronto Chapter in recent years, get in touch if you're planning on applying!

Undergraduate Scholarships 

Undergraduate scholarships range from $3000 to $10000 USD! As long as your institution has an ASHRAE Student Branch you're good to go! A list of the scholarships available can be found here. The deadline for these scholarships is December 1st

The scholarship applications can be done online here if you are 18+, please read through all required information carefully. Many of these applications require hard copies of reference letters and your sealed official transcript to be mailed into the head office, which may take some time to acquire and ship, so request these as soon as possible if you plan to apply. The Student Activities Chair will also be required to interview you and fill out an ASHRAE Scholarship Evaluation Form on behalf of the applicant, so don't forget to get in touch!

The requirements and criteria the applicant will be judged on to be eligible for the scholarships are listed below:

  1. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% evidenced by an official transcript of grades or written statement from a school administrator.

  2. Three letters of recommendation, including one from an instructor or faculty advisor, a current or past employer, and another character reference.  In the case of schools with an ASHRAE student branch, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation. 

  3. Potential service to the HVAC and/or refrigeration profession.

  4. Financial need.

  5. Excellence, Character, Leadership (Fully describe academic achievement and other leadership roles).

  6. Service to community & others (Detail participation in the arts/music, athletics, volunteerism, environmental/humanitarian groups, or other service organizations).

Submission requirements of the application as expressed by ASHRAE Society is shown below:

  1. Official transcript of college grades.  Transcript must be mailed.  Photocopies will not be accepted.

  2. Three signed letters of recommendation as follows: one from an instructor or faculty advisor, a current or past employer, and another character reference (other than a family member).  In cases where the institution has an ASHRAE student branch on campus, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation.

For more details on the selection process, scholarship criteria, and application deadlines of ASHRAE's Scholarship Program, there is more information located on the ASHRAE Society Page linked below.


Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Award Program

A Grant-in-Aid is a grant of funds to a full-time graduate student of ASHRAE-related technologies. It is awarded once each year for use in the following academic year. The award is for $10000 USD, given in 2 installments of $5000 each, first when being a successful applicant, and later when submitting a report on the results of your research.

In addition to the award of $10000 USD, if you author and present a peer-reviewed paper at an ASHRAE annual or winter meeting or submit an article that is published in the Science and Technology for The Built Environment, you are are eligible for an additional $1,500.00 honorarium!

Many Students in Toronto have received this award throughout the years. Approximately 10-25 are awarded each year by the ASHRAE Society. This award is based on merit, research quality and objectives and on your involvement within ASHRAE Society. Get in touch with your Faculty Advisor if you are interested!

The application deadline to be awarded in the 2020-2021 term is March 1st, 2020.

NOTE: Applications have been suspended until further notice due to constraints caused by Pandemic.

Detailed information along with application forms and requirements can be found on the ASHRAE Society website linked below:


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