Apply for a Scholarship

The Rees Scholarship Foundation offers multiple scholarship programs to support the HVACR industry. Please review the programs below to find the one that best fits your needs.

General Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Applications: July 1.
  • Spring Semester Applications: November 1.
  • Scholarships are awarded one time per person (regardless of programs).
  • Scholarship money will go to the school’s accounting department and will be credited to the student’s account.
  • Scholarship money may be not be used for more than two semesters.
  • Unused scholarship money shall be returned to AHRI.
  • Recipients will receive a free ICE test
  • The Rees Scholarship Foundation has transitioned to a nearly paperless application process. Please email application and supporting materials to ReesApplications@ahrinet.org. Sealed official transcripts will still need to be sent to us via traditional mail.


Rees Scholarship Foundation — HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program

>OBTAIN THE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM HERE

Purpose:
To support the brightest students enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school and pursuing a career in the HVACR and water heating industry.

Click here to view eligibility, program requirements and more information.
Eligibility:
  • Eligible candidates are those who are enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school. Candidates are encouraged to attend training programs that have earned the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) or an institution that requires the Industry Competency Exam (ICE).
  • Candidate must be a United States citizen, national or resident alien (resident aliens must include a letter of the nominee's intent to become a United States citizen and a photocopy of the Alien Registration Card) in preparation for a career as a technician in either residential air-conditioning and heating, light commercial air-conditioning and heating, or commercial refrigeration.

Requirement:
  • Completed Application Form (incomplete applications will not be accepted).
  • Two typed letters of recommendation on letterhead (from present or past employers, present or former teachers, or other professionals) sent directly to ReesApplications@ahrinet.org.
  • A typed essay of no more than 500 words that explains why the applicant would like to be considered for a Rees Scholarship and how the scholarship will help him or her financially and career-wise. The essay also should demonstrate educational potential based on prior education or work history.
  • Copy of Alien Registration Card and a letter of the nominee's intent to become a United States citizen, if applicable.
  • Offical transcripts (from high school, college, or university) sealed or provided directly by the school.

Send Official Transcripts to:

AHRI's Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
ATTN: Misha Adams





Rees Scholarship Foundation — Veterans Program
 

Purpose:
To support veterans enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school and pursuing a second career in the HVACR and water heating industry.

Click here to view eligibility, program requirements and more information.
Eligibility:
  • Eligible candidates are those who are enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school. Candidates are encouraged to attend training programs that have earned the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) or an institution that requires the Industry Competency Exam (ICE).
  • Candidate must be a veteran of the Armed Forces.
Requirement:
  • Completed Application Form (incomplete applications will not be accepted).
  • Two typed letters of recommendation on letterhead (from present or past employers, present or former teachers, or other professionals) sent directly to ReesApplications@ahrinet.org.
  • A typed essay of no more than 500 words that explains why the applicant would like to be considered for a Rees Scholarship and how the scholarship will help him or her financially and career-wise. The essay also should demonstrate educational potential based on prior education or work history.
  • Official transcripts (from high school, college, or university) sealed or provided directly by the school. In some particular cases where the transcripts cannot be sealed or provided directly by the school, a copy of the transcripts may be accepted at the Review Committee’s discretion.
  • Documentation of a discharge from any branch of the United States military service (copy of DD214).

Send Official Transcripts to:

AHRI's Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
ATTN: Misha Adams





Process
All applicants will be screened based on the eligibility requirements stated above. A fair, objective, consistent, and equitable process will be used to narrow the field of candidates to the desired number of finalists.

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) forwards a list of qualified applicants to the Review Committee. In awarding scholarships, the Review Committee will consider the nominee's career objectives and the extent to which that individual is committed to a career in the HVACR industry.

AHRI will notify scholarship recipients by email.
 

 

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