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 $2,500 each to qualified students who are enrolled in an HVACR program at an accredited institution. 

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 providing 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.

Description:

The Rees Scholarship Foundation accepts applications year-round, and has two review deadlines

  • Spring Semester Applications: June 1
  • Fall Semester Applications: October 1
  • Scholarship money will go to the school’s accounting department and will be credited to the student’s account
  • Scholarship money may not be used for more than two semesters
  • Unused scholarship money shall be returned to the Rees Scholarship Foundation
  • Recipients will receive a free Ready-to-Work exam

You may now submit your Rees Scholarship application and transcript online through our website. If the school is unable to submit an electronic official transcript, please have them send a sealed official transcript to us via traditional mail to the following address:

Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
2311 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201

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HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program

Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school.


Requirements

  • Completed application form (Background questions, approximately 500-word essay, and two recommendation letters)
  • Official transcripts (from high school, college, or university) sealed or provided directly by the school

Apply Here.
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Veterans Program

Eligibility

Must be a veteran enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school.

Requirements

  • Completed application form (Background questions, approximately 500-word essay, two recommendation letters, copy of DD214)
  • Official transcripts (from high school, college, or university) sealed or provided directly by the school

Apply Here.
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Donald L Frendberg Program

Eligibility

Must be enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school in the state of Florida.

Note: Only one $500 Donald L. Frendberg scholarship will be awarded each year.

Requirements

  • Completed application form (Background questions, approximately 500-word essay, and two recommendation letters)
  • Official transcripts (from high school, college, or university) sealed or provided directly by the school

Apply Here.

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.