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.”