ASHRAE Foundation- Peter Potvin Scholarship

A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of the Minnesota chapter and/or who has graduated from a high school in the chapter area who meets the following criteria:

  1. Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. 

  2. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution that meets one of the following:

The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch or the program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Students can apply here, and they will be considered for all ASHRAE society scholarships in which they qualify for. The annual application deadline is December 1st.

Direct all questions and submit scholarship application, including all supporting documents to:

Lois Benedict
Scholarship Administrator
1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-636-8400
Fax: 404-321-5478

[email protected]

Minnesota State University, Mankato Scholarship

The Rochester ASHRAE Chapter will award up two $2,000 scholarships to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Enrolled in the mechanical engineering program and must have successfully completed a minimum of 48 semester hours. Preference is given to students who graduated from a high school within 50 miles of Rochester, MN.

  2. The student should have an interest in HVAC and plan to work in that area, as declared in the application essay. Preference will also be given to students participating in student chapters of engineering groups.

  3. The student must maintain full time status (at least 12 credits) at MSU each semester that the scholarship is awarded.

  4. Preference will be given to those students who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship applications will be accepted in the Spring semester and are awarded in the Fall semester.  Application forms can be found here.  Consideration may be given to financial need, this will be determined through the office of Student Financial Services.

University Of Minnesota Scholarship

The Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will award a $2,000 scholarship, or two $1,000 scholarships, to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Maintains a College of Science and Engineering GPA of at least 3.0 and pursues a degree in mechanical engineering.

  2. Shows an interest in the specialized field of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning and plans to take at least one course in these areas.

  3. Supports energy conservation and sustainability.

  4. Joins the ASHRAE Student Section, plans to attend two local ASHRAE meetings and considers a career in heating, ventilating, air conditioning or refrigeration.

  5. Demonstrates an interest in community service.

Scholarship applications are accepted during the Spring semester and awarded early in the Fall semester. A student must have at least two regular semesters (Fall and Spring) of classes remaining at the time they apply to be considered for a mechanical engineering scholarship. Scholarship applications must be e-mailed to Ms. Jeanne Sitzmann in the Student Information and Advising Office:  [email protected]

AEE Twin Cities Chapter Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship is available to undergraduates and graduate degree candidates who are enrolled in an energy related program at an accredited Twin City area college or university. Scholarship funds are to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering, conservation, or energy management within the curriculum leaning to a major or minor in energy engineering.

The following attachments must be included in your submission to your local AEE Chapter:

  1. A personal recommendation from a faculty member of the school that the student is attending that describes the student’s academic standing, character and financial need.

  2. Current transcript.

  3. 50-150 Word Statement explaining your interest in studying energy engineering, conservation or energy management and describe financial need.

Scholarship applications can be found here.

Please submit all inquiries and applications to [email protected]

Applications due April 15th