HVACR Scholarships & Awards


There are quite a number of HVACR Scholarships that you can apply if you are thinking of doing your undergraduate study or engineering technology program in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States has projected that the job market for HVACR mechanics and installers will grow by 14% from 2014 to 2024 compared to all other installation, maintenance and repair occupation which is projected to grow by 6%. The median annual wage for mechanics and installers is about $45,000 in 2014.

If you want to get better pay in this field, get higher qualification by pursuing a degree course in mechanical engineering. The median annual wage for mechanical engineer is about $88,000 in 2014.





There is always a need for HVACR personnel as the demand for better energy efficient equipment and the effort to reduce greenhouse effect are becoming more urgent as the days go by. Global warming is causing an adverse effect on the livelihood of the population and more standards and regulations will be passed to address this issue.

If you have an interest in this field, here are 5 of the institutions and universities that provide HVACR Scholarships to encourage more students to take up this field of study.


HVACR Scholarships and Financial Aids


Ashrae Scholarships

The Undergraduate Scholarships are valued at $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 per annum. The University Specific Scholarships are offered at selected universities and are valued at $5,000 and $3,000 per annum. Regional and Chapter Undergraduate Scholarships are offered based on the region/chapter and are also valued at $5,000 and $3,000 per annum. 

Deadline to apply is 1 December every year. 



Rees Scholarship Foundation

The HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program is offered to the citizens of the United States who enroll in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration training program at an accredited school. You will be trained to become a qualified HVACR technician.

The Veterans Program is provided for former Armed Forces veterans who intend to pursue a second career in HVACR and water heating field.

Deadlines for Fall Semester is July 1 and Spring Semester is November 1.



PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

This foundation offers awards amount of $1,000 to $5,000 for students who are citizens of the United Sates or Canada. You can apply if you are pursuing a course in plumbing, heating or cooling industry. Sponsors that are giving up these financial aids include Bradford White Corporation, A.O. Smith, Delta Faucet Company, RIDGID Tool Company and State Water Heaters.



EGIA Foundation Scholarships

This foundation offers awards amount of $2,500 for each student who will be studying in approved community college, university or vocational school in the United Sates. The inaugural awards started in 2018 and 20 students were selected to receive the scholarships.

The applications for 2021 will open on Oct 1, 2021. You can apply if you intend to pursue a course in HVAC. Last day to submit is Feb 1, 2022 and results will be announced in April 2022. The scholarships are for US Citizens, US Nationals and US Permanent Residents.



PTAC Crew Scholarships

The PTAC Crew Scholarship will be awarding one student $1,500. Candidates must be studying the HVAC trade at an accredited vocational or technical school in the United States. To qualify, you must be attending classes or planning to attend classes in an HVAC or HVAC-related program during the 2019-20 school year.

  • The scholarship program will begin accepting applications June 1, 2019.
  • The deadline for receiving applications is August 1, 2019 and the winner will be chosen within 60 days following the deadline.

Thermaxx Jackets HVAC Scholarship


The Thermaxx Jackets HVAC Scholarship provides student who is pursuing a course in HVAC&R a one-time $1,000 award. Candidates must be a full-time student and a resident of the United States.

Thermaxx Jackets is a manufacturer of quality removable insulation blankets for pipes, valves and heavy equipment and is located at West Haven, CT.




HVAC Awards

The ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) has launched the Marketing Masters Awards on July 23, 2021. The awards will be given to the best marketing programs promoted by HVAC contractors in the United States.

The awards are divided into five categories and each category will have gold, silver and bronze awarded. The gold award from each category will compete for the Elite Marketing Masters Award. Winners will be selected by ACCA's Conference & Expo Attendees from Mar 28-30, 2022 at St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO.


Here are the five categories that will be awarded.

  • Traditional Media – Print
  • Traditional Media – TV or Radio
  • Connections through Social Media
  • Connections through Digital or Mobile Marketing
  • Rolling Marketing – Vehicles

Deadline to apply is Nov 30, 2021. More details here.


HVAC Apprenticeships

If you are looking for apprenticeships in HVAC, Airedale International which is based in Leeds, United Kingdom has the apprenticeships program that you can consider applying. You work and study at the same time.

Airedale International is a leader in design and manufacture of high efficiency thermal management solutions. The solutions include precision air conditioning, IT cooling systems, chillers, condensers/dry coolers and air handling units.

More details of this program can be obtained here.




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