Three Canadian students are among 29 recipients of ASHRAE engineering scholarships for 2015-16. Since 1988, ASHRAE has awarded U.S. $1.45 million in financial assistance to more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students, including $152,000 for the pending school year.
Ivan Beentjes, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and Michael Newman, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Manitoba, received the Reuben Trane Scholarship, established to honour the memory of the innovative engineer, inventor and founder of Trane Co. The U.S. $10,000 (CAD $13,300) award will be bestowed over two academic years.
Michael Schlosser, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Windsor received the U.S. $5,000 (CAD $6,650) Frank M. Coda Scholarship, created in the memory of ASHRAE’s former executive vice president.
The scholarship program’s stated goal is to “motivate students and prospective students worldwide to pursue an engineering or technology career in the HVAC&R field”.