ASHRAE awards Canadian engineering students

ASHRAE awards Canadian engineering students

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Six Canadian engineering students will launch their upcoming school year with support from ASHRAE scholarships. For 2023-24, the Society has bestowed219 a total of USD $219,500 (CAD $298,500) to 40 recipients from post-secondary institutions in the United States, Canada and India.

To qualify, students must be enrolled in a recognized engineering or building performance technology program, have the endorsement of the campus or local ASHRAE chapter in the vicinity, and achieve at least a 3.0 academic grade point average on a 4-point scale. Recipients of two-year scholarships will also be expected to complete 10 weeks of industry-related employment through a summer job or internship prior to receiving the second installment.

Danielle Tessier, a sustainable and renewable energy engineering student at Ottawa’s Carleton University, has been awarded the Presidents Scholarship. The two-year scholarship is valued at USD $12,500 (CAD $17,000).

Michel Cherien has received the USD $10,000 (CAD $13,600) Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship toward his building system engineering technician studies at Toronto’s Seneca College. Dylan Ricard, a mechanical engineering student at University of Manitoba, and Heather Ritter, a mechanical engineering and business student at University of Calgary, have each been awarded the Reuben Trane Scholarship, which is also valued at USD $10,000.

Alyssa Bentsen, a mechanical engineering student at University of Victoria, is this year’s recipient of the Alwin B. Newton Scholarship, valued at USD $5,000 (CAD $6,800). Gabrielle Milburn, who is studying architectural conservation and sustainability engineering at Carleton University, has received the USD $3,000 (CAD $4,080) Ottawa Valley Chapter Scholarship.

“ASHRAE Society scholarships are investments in the future of our industry,” maintains Ginger Scoggins, 2023-24 ASHRAE president. “By supporting the development of talented students, we empower them to drive innovation, sustainability and progress in the built environment. Congratulations to this year’s recipients.”

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