Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Scholarships

Scholarships available to students enrolled in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Programs at Ferris State University are listed below. Please apply for all that you qualify for.

Ferris Scholarship Application

All in one, University wide application for students. Please click here (then sign in and fill the application out) It will display all the scholarships you qualify for.

American Subcontractors Association of Michigan Endowed Scholarship

  • Full-time sophomore, junior or senior student
  • Must be enrolled in either the Construction or HVACR programs
  • Minimum GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Financial need is not considered
  • Additional Requirements : Must have demonstrated a high level of enthusiasm, leadership, volunteerism and involvement in their respective program and express a desire for a career in the subcontracting industry.
  • Preference given to students who have demonstrated involvement with the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan (via: event attendance or internships)
  • Preference given to those students who reside in the association's membership geographical area.

ASHRAE (West Michigan) Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Must be a member of the student chapter of ASHRAE
  • Attain the highest GPA after the first semester of their junior year
  • The recipient will be selected by the HVACR Program

Builders Exchange of Grand Rapids & Western Michigan Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Construction or HVACR programs
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Financial need is NOT considered
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

HALO/HARDI Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • This scholarship is based on merit and financial need as determined by financial-aid
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

Hedrick Associates Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Full time student majoring in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Financial need is considered*
  • Preference given to freshmen for recruitment purposes
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

HVACR Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies up to $10,000
Fall applications are accepted

  • Awards are based on scholastic achievement
  • Full-time enrollment for incoming freshman majoring in the HVACR program
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Minimum ACT 22 (or equivalent SAT) composite is required for application
  • Financial need is considered*
  • Recipients are selected by the HVACR program

Kamstra Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Must be a full-time student majoring in the HVACR program
  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior
  • Financial need is NOT considered
  • Have a high scholastic achievement
  • Preference given to students whose primary residents is Western Michigan
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

Karl E. Huffman Family Scholarship Endowment

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Must be a full-time student majoring in the HVACR program
  • Preference given to freshman for recruiting purposes
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need is considered*
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

Michigan Air Conditioning Contractors Association of America Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Full-time student majoring in the HVACR program and must have completed at least one semester
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need is considered*
  • Must be a member of the student chapter of Air Conditioning Contractors of America
  • Preference given to students who aspire to enter the HVACR workforce
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

One-Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Annual Scholarship

Supported by One-Hour Heating and Air ConditioningScholarship amount $500

  • Full-time undergraduate student majoring in the HVACR programs
  • Preference shall be given to eligible students with a North Carolina residency
  • Preference shall be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial-aid office
  • Minimum GPA 2.5

Quality Air Annual Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Full-time sophomore majoring in the HVACR program
  • Minimum GPA is 3.2
  • Financial need is NOT considered
  • Preference given to Michigan residence of the following counties: Berrien, Cass,St Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson,Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Muskegon,Montcalm, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Gratiot, Livingston, Shiawassee
  • Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

Ryan Matthew Clark Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Must be a full-time sophomore majoring in the HVACR program
  • Minimum GPA is 2.0 or higher
  • Financial need is NOT considered
  • Must submit a personal resume with a maximum one page written statement to include career goals, extracurricular activities, and why you should be considered for this scholarship and anything else deemed pertinent
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

UA Local 85 Plumbers, Steamfitters, and HVACR Service and Affiliated Contractors Scholarship Endowment

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Must be a full-time sophomore majoring in the HVACR program
  • Must be an active member of the Mechanical Service contractors of America
  • Preference shall be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the office of Financial Aid
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be a resident of the State of Michigan
  • Preference given to those within the UA Local 85 Plumbers counties: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Bay, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Emmet, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Iosco, Isabella, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Midland, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, Tuscola, and Wexford
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation Scholarship (MCERF)

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Must be a junior or senior majoring in the HVACR program
  • Must be a member of the MCAA and/or MSCA
  • Must submit an up-to-date resume that includes education, work experience and extra curricular activities
  • The recipient is selected by the HVACR program

Mechanical Service Contractors of America Association Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Awards based on scholastic achievement
  • Must be an active member in the student chapter of MSCA
  • A desire to work in an organized HVACR industry
  • Recipient selected by the MSCA Scholarship Committee
  • Minimum GPA 3.0

Michigan Mechanical Contractors Association Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Awards based on scholastic achievement
  • Must be an active member in the student chapter of MSCA
  • A desire to work in an organized HVACR industry
  • Recipient selected by the MSCA Scholarship Committee
  • Minimum GPA 3.0

Mid-Michigan MSCA Annual Greater Michigan Mechanical Service Contractors of America Scholarship - Lloyd C. Zill Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Awards based on scholastic achievement
  • Must be an active member in the student chapter of MSCA
  • A desire to work in an organized HVACR industry
  • Recipient selected by the MSCA Scholarship Committee

West Michigan Mechanical Contractors Association Scholarship

Scholarship amount varies annually

  • Awards based on scholastic achievement
  • Must be an active member in the student chapter of MSCA
  • A desire to work in an organized HVACR industry
  • Recipient selected by the MSCA Scholarship Committee

Bulldog Award (formerly Great Lakes Scholarship) [Click Here to apply]

Stanley J. Dean Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicant must fill out an application and be a full-time junior level (56-85 credit hours earned)
  • Student with a cumulative 3.00 GPA or better
  • Financial need is considered*
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities and potential to make a significant contribution to their
    chosen profession.

Transfer Scholarships

  • Transfer Academic Excellence
  • Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship
  • Transfer Academic Achievement
  • Non-Resident Transfer
  • International Transfer Scholarship
  • Transfer Residential Life Scholarship

Veteran's / Military Scholarship

  • Must have served on an active duty status in U.S. Armed Forces, including Army Reserve or National Guard when "Federally" activated, for a minimum of six continuous months for purposes other than training.
  • Veteran must receive a separation from active duty under "honorable" or "uncharacterized" conditions.
  • Period of qualifying service will be verified via a certified copy of the veteran's DD-214 form (member 4).
  • Must be enrolled at Ferris State University in an undergraduate/graduate/professional program of study within six years from separation of qualifying military service.
  • Must maintain full-time academic enrollment status. Maintain satisfactory academic progress per federal financial aid regulations and the policy of the Financial Aid Office.
  • Must submit a current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete all requested requirements in order to receive a FSU Financial Aid Award Notice.
  • In addition, a FAFSA must be submitted for each renewal year.
  • Demonstrated financial need is NOT required for eligibility.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office. Email at finaid@ferris.edu or call (231) 591-2110.

Woodbridge N. Ferris (WNF) Scholarship Program [Click Here]

*As determined by the Office of Financial Aid

HVACR contact, please call: 231.591.2608

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are not managed by Ferris State University. However, it is our intent to make students aware of additional funding opportunities. If you have questions regarding a scholarship listed below, please contact their administrator directly.

ASHRAE Scholarships

http://www.rses.org/search/?keywords=scholarship
also see:
https://ashrae.org/membership--conferences/student-zone/scholarships-and-grants/scholarship-program

Association of Energy Engineers Scholarship http://www.aeecenter.org/files/foundation/StudentApplication.pdf 

External Opportunities

GreenPal Business Scholarship worth $2,000

McGowan's Heating and Air Conditioning scholarship opportunity worth $1,500

Mecosta County Foundation Scholarships http://www.mecostagives.com/scholarships/

Scott D. Anderson Memorial Scholarship - Horticulture and Technology Scholarship

Nexstar Legacy Foundation - Management in Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Scholarships
http://nexstarfoundation.org/scholarships/application-information

The George Brazil Scholarship

Jill Pomroy Reed Woman in Business Scholarship

The Barnett Scholarship

John MacGregor Scholarship

PHCC Scholarships

http://www.phccfoundation.org/Management/content.cfm?ItemNumber=11032&ewebToken=&Site=PHCC

A.O. Smith
Bradford White Corporation
Delta Faucet Company
RIDGID Tool Company
PHCC of Massachusetts Auxiliary
PHCC of Texas Auxiliary
PHCC Past National Officers
PHCC Educational Foundation & the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association

Robert Fordeck Memorial Scholarship

Students need a sealed transcript from the accredited university you are attending, an essay on where the industry is going in the next five years and how you, with a completed degree will help make this vision come true. One letter one recommendation from each of the following sources will be required: your university advisor, a refrigeration industry veteran of 10+ years' experience, and a personal reference of your choice. Students must also have a 2.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and proof of current enrollment in classes at the university.

RSES Scholarships Foundation -AHRI http://reesscholarship.org/site/1/Home

For Returning Veterans Program

HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program

Saginaw Community Foundation - scholarship opportunity http://www.saginawfoundation.org/site/bernie-smillie-memorial-scholarship-hvacr-program-at-ferris-state-university/