Founders Engineering Scholarship


Overview:

The IIAR is a technical association comprised of engineers, end users, contractors, and manufacturers working in the natural refrigeration industry.  The organization and its membership develop ANSI-approved safety standards, technical publications, and educational materials to support refrigeration professionals and their use of natural refrigerants.

Scholarship:

Our Founders Scholarship is awarded each year to collegiate Juniors exhibiting exceptional character and interest in pursuing an engineering or related technical degree leading to a career in the refrigeration field. 

The scholarship also provides additional funds for registration, travel, lodging and meals associated with attending IIAR’s Annual Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo during the Spring of their Junior year.

Award:
Scholarship funds are applicable for tuition only and are paid directly to the recipient’s college or university.

Junior Year
$4,000 annually, to be paid in two equal installments of $2,000.

Scholarship recipients will receive an invitation to attend IIAR’s Annual Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo during the spring of their junior year. The scholarship provides additional funds for registration, travel, lodging and meals associated with attendance.

Senior Year
$9,000 annually, to be paid in two equal installments of $4,500 for recipients who attended IIAR’s Annual Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo during the spring of their junior year.

OR

$4,000 annually, to be paid in two equal installments of $2,000 for recipients who did not attend IIAR’s Annual Conference and Trade Expo during the spring of their junior year.

 

Scholarship Criteria

  • Open to Juniors attending a 4-year accredited engineering college.
  • The industrial refrigeration industry is a multi-disciplinary field which offers exciting job opportunities in virtually all engineering fields of study, including but not limited to: Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Environmental, Industrial and Manufacturing, Agricultural, and Chemical Engineering, as well as Computer Science, Automation, and Mechatronics. Engineers working in the industrial refrigeration industry have the opportunity to help address the urgent issue of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by applying environmentally friendly natural refrigerants in energy efficient refrigeration and heat pump systems. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in one of these fields and have a proven interest in applying their skills in the commercial and industrial refrigeration industry using natural refrigerants
  • Must have completed 45 semester credit hours (or equivalent) or 90 quarter credits at the time of application.
  • Must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) towards an engineering degree.

Application Requirements:

Letter(s) of recommendation and college transcripts can to be submitted via mail or e-mail: scholarships@iiar.org

IIAR    
Attn: Scholarship Subcommittee Chair
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 503
Alexandria, VA 22314

  
Application Deadlines:
Application Deadline Extended to June 30, 2021
 Application Opens  OPEN   
 Application Deadline for 2021 Scholarship  May 31, 2021
 Scholarship Awards Announcement   June 30, 2021


Selection Criteria:

The objective of the IIAR/ARF Founders Scholarship program is to attract outstanding engineering and technical students who seek careers in the field of refrigeration.

The applications will be reviewed and scored by the Scholarship Subcommittee to select the highest scoring applicants based on the following criteria:

 

Grade Point Average

One (1) point for a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Additional one (1) point for each 0.2 points above the minimum GPA to a maximum of five (5) points for a 4.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).