Scholarship

Rees Scholarship Foundation

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation was established to assist with the recruitment and competency of future heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians by awarding scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled in an institutionally accredited school.


The Rees Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly $440,000 to more than 250 deserving students since 2003. Each year, the foundation awards scholarships of up to $2,000 each to qualified students who are enrolled in an HVACR program at an accredited institution. Scholarship recipients also receive a free ICE test through our partnership with NATE.

Donate to The Rees Scholarship Foundation

ACCA has joined forces with AHRI to support the Rees Scholarship Foundation. Part of this partnership is helping to raise funding for the scholarship. We are asking our members to consider making a tax deductible donation to the Rees Scholarship Foundation, so that they can continue provide these scholarships to help grow the future workforce.

Donate to The Rees Scholarship Foundation

Apply

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.
  • You may now submit your Rees Scholarship application online through our website. Please arrange to have all recommendation letters emailed 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

APPLY FOR THE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM 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.

Rees Scholarship Foundation — Veterans Program 

APPLY FOR THE VETERAN PROGRAM HERE.

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.

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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