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Scholarship Recipients

Meet This Year’s Award Recipients

Tyler Jasper

The Pennsylvania College of Science and Technology

Lewistown, PA

I talked to friends and family about their jobs to see if any appealed to me. Each time I found that HVAC interested me the most. I knew that my dad liked his job and I always liked helping him. The HVAC field has treated our family well and I knew that I would be able to support my future family with this career. I also knew that I wanted a rewarding career.

Jovanni Espinoza

Perry Technical Institute

Mabton, WA

If I’m able to at least help a few members of my community my desires will be fulfilled as I have given back to the community where I was raised. Understanding the financial problems of my community members is hard to bear, so that even motivates me more because I want to give back as much as I possibly can.

David Jentis

Western Technical College

El Paso, TX

I think the HVAC and refrigeration trade in general has an opportunity to impact the environment in a positive way, with new clean energy acts being passed and new chemicals about to be implemented in new refrigeration systems over the next few years. I chose this trade because I think that it would be a way for me to have a positive impact on the environment in my work, as well as do something that’s incredibly beneficial for me in working with my hands.

Jorge Arizpe

HVAC Technical Institute

Chicago, IL

I didn’t want to sit in a class for 2 years. I’m ready to get hands-on experience going, this is also why I choose to pursue HVAC as a professional career.

Ian Orosco

Pikes Peak State College

Colorado Springs, CO

I knew it would be hard and that higher education isn’t cheap, but it’s an opportunity for me to gain practical skills and enter a career that can provide me some stability in life. Now that I am halfway done with my program, I am so proud of myself and feel that what I previously thought was impossible, is truly possible.

Tyler Cortes

Institute of Technology

Sutherlin, OR

My father was an HVAC service technician before owning his own HVAC business. I have been around the trade my entire life, and I have watched my dad’s passion for this trade grow. Because of this, I am inspired by my dad and want to follow him in his career path.

Andrew Morris

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima, WA

I want to see the product of my hard work on my customers’ faces. I enjoy helping people and fixing things. This is what my purpose in life is and some of the best advice given to me was if you love what you do you will not work a day of your life.

Kahleal Hill

Guilford Technical Community College

Asheboro, NC

The HVAC field is more than a career to me; in my eyes the HVAC field is a community. From my experience, all the different individuals that I have met and had conversations with have been kind enough to express how this career has helped them become the best person that they feel that they can be.

Jojuan Campbell

Columbus State Community College

Columbus, OH

The reason I chose HVAC is because the demand for HVAC technicians increases despite the layoffs during this recession. The HVACR job market is still supplying jobs, which means the HVACR field is a recession-proof career.

Joseph Larez

Perry Technical Institute

Harrah, WA

Being an HVAC Technician will allow me the ability to help support my parents, as they have supported me in the past and will continue to do so through my college career and becoming stable. This is something I take to heart. This field will positively change my life with the amount of knowledge I will gain by testing my abilities and pushing me to work harder, in turn ultimately strengthening my work ethic.

Dylan Whipple

North Georgia Technical College

Demorest, GA

I chose HVAC as my career because it gives me the opportunity to help my community members as well as provide for myself and the family I want to have in the future. Monetarily, my family has been frugal and taught me to always pay for what I’ve needed, however, as college days approach I am finding this more difficult. I have some money saved but knowing that my parents will be responsible for part of the financial burden that college has for young students, I am hoping to be a considerable candidate for this scholarship and would use the funds to help pay my school fees.

Josh Hartman

Pennsylvania College of Science and Technology

Lebanon, PA

Studying at Penn College, I really fell in love with HVAC. The courses I was taking were full of material that interested me and, in combination with enthusiastic instructors, for the first time I was learning about something that excited me and I had a true interest in.

Matthew Maitland

Pikes Peak State College

Colorado Springs, CO

I have always been interested in science and understanding the world around us. I’ve always enjoyed fixing things for people and improving their livelihood. As I’ve grown up I’ve become fascinated with energy and our challenge to create more efficient systems for a sustainable future. We live in an age where technology advances so fast that it can be easy to underappreciate the machines that ensure our comfort and way of life.

Sean Terrell

Greenville Technical College

Anderson, SC

There is no shortage of employment for someone that takes pride in their work, treats others with respect, has integrity, is honest and shows compassion to others. These are all things I learned during my many years in martial arts and still follow these beliefs in everything I do today.

Chad Bittle

State Technical College

Jefferson City, MO

I have always been a hands-on person and I really enjoy diagnosing, working on and fixing motors. When I first saw people working on heaters and air conditioning units it sparked my interest and I knew I wanted to go to college and start my career installing and repairing HVAC units.

Dante Carter

San Joaquin Valley College (Rancho Cordova Campus)

Palmdale, CA

When you take a look at the HVAC field, it’s easy to understand why it’s such a respected trade. It requires a high amount of technical and scientific intelligence. The field provides an opportunity for one to reach into any level of industry, from residential services to the highest levels of manufacturing.

Bryan Hernandez

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA

I just don’t think I am the kind of person that wants to sit at a desk all day, that’s why I decided to pursue an HVAC career.

Gavin Reupert

Mount St. Joseph University

Cincinnati, OH

My entire family is in HVAC, my great-grandfather, grandfather and father. I want to follow in their footsteps.

2018-2022 Scholarship Recipients

Michael Baker

St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud Tech & Community College

Andrew Bond

Pittsburgh, PA

Triangle Tech, Pittsburgh

John Bozone

Okmulgee, OK

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

John Cao

Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Technical Institute

Lyndon Chang

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena City College

Surindra Deonarine

Marietta, GA

Lincoln College of Technology

Adam Fromm

Eau Claire, WI

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Jordan Giard

East Windsor, CT

Lincoln Technical Institute

Tyler Hungerschafer

Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Technical College

Thomas Jensen

Missoula, MT

University of Montana College of Technology

Taran Manuel

Berkeley, MO

Vatterott College

Papa Mbaye

Houston, TX

Lone Star College: North Harris

John Ragusa

Birmingham, AL

Lawson State Community College

Robert Reagan

Twin Falls, ID

College of Southern Idaho

Zachary Slocum

Waco, TX

Texas State Technical College

Eduard Tsikhotskiy

Worcester, MA

Porter and Chester Institute

Robert Wilhelm

Southfield, MI

Northwestern Tech Institute

Justin Zeller

Marietta, GA

Chattahoochee Technical College

Juan Anaya

Houston, TX

Houston Community College System

Jordan Bowman

Roaring Spring, PA

Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center

BriAnna Prouse

Twin Falls, ID

College of Southern Idaho

Marco Cazares

Caldwell, TX

Texas State Technical College Waco

Devante Cuthbertson

Greensboro, NC

Guilford Technical Community College

Alejandro Ruiz

Las Vegas, NV

College of Southern Nevada

Jacob Keil

Bellevue, IA

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar

Jordan Brill

Elyria, OH

Ohio Business College

Johnathan Zajac

Moore, OK

Moore Norman Technology Center

Thomas Jensen

Missoula, MT

University of Montana College of Technology

Joshua Smith

Farmington, IL

Illinois Central College

Justin Adams

Chillicothe, IL

Illinois Central College

Luke Hugenroth

Paducah, KY

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Garrett Tice

Wichita Falls, TX

Vernon College

Nicholas Stygles

Clarksville, TN

Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson

Rakeem Dozier

Roanoke, AL

Southern Union State Community College

Arica Jones

Waldorf, PA

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Benjamin Ossai

Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield College

Dane Conely

Cedar Springs, MI

Ferris State University

Daniel Faulconer

Cynthiana, KY

Building Institute of Central Kentucky

Glenn Paul

Ellensburg, WA

Perry Technical Institute

Jonah Hartman

Jersey Shore, PA

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Jonathan Adams

Danville, CA

California State University Sacramento

Jordan Crane

Blisseld, MI

Washtenaw Community College

Joshua Furse

Custer, MN

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Kemberly Stephens

Waycross, GA

Coastal Pines Technical College

Lance Lines

Towanda, PA

Pennsylvania College of Technolgoy

Landon Ottenson

Wahpeton, ND

North Dakota State College of Science

Luis Trejo

Bondurant, IA

Des Moines Area Community College

O’Shaey Harris

Montgomery, AL

H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

Owen Bartman

Farmington, MI

Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology

Richard Campbell

Nanty Glo, PA

Triangle Tech Inc – Greensburg

Thomas Heiderscheit

Lake Lillian, MN

Saint Cloud Technical College

Wyatt Luebbert

Freeburg, MO

Linn State Technical College

Daniel Karrels

West Bend, WI

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Adil Khatabay

Brooklyn Park, MN

Dunwoody College of Technology

Adnane Choudani

Breensboro, NC

Guilford Technical Community College

Alejandro Mancera

Yakima, WA

Perry Technical Institute

Brian Vazquez

Selah, WA

Yakima Valley Community College

Christian Rodriguez

Yakima, WA

Perry Technical Institute

Drew Larson

Minneapolis, MN

Dunwoody College of Technology

Evan Schaefer

Estes Park, CO

Front Range Community College

Jonah Hartman

Jersey Shore, PA

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Juan Garcia

Spring, TX

Lone Star College System

Justin Rohrenbach

Rapid City, SD

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Kamik James

North Plainfield, NJ

Union County College

Logan Brauer

Olive Branch, TN

William Moore College of Technology

Mario Anzaldo

McChord AFB, WA

Clover Park Technical College

Walker Schulte

Strawberry Point, IA

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar

Zachary Middleton-Powell

Washington, IL

Illinois Central College

Adrian Gallegos

Garden City, KS

Seward County Community College

Ashlyn Jackson

Carbondale, IL

John A Logan College

Brenda Martinez

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima, WA

Brian Carbajal

Yakima Valley Community College

Selah, WA

Diana Montiel Silva

Wake Technical Community College

Durham, NC

Jaxon Barber

Guilford Technical Community College

Greensboro, NC

Jeremy Conti

Quinsigamond Community College

Grafton, MA

Jose Gurrola

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City, KS

Joseph Huerta

Seward County Community College

Garden, KS

Julian Lara

Ferris State University

Grand Rapids, MI

Juan Garcia

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

Kyna Cardenas

San Joaquin Valley College – Temecula

Lake Elsinore, CA

Marshall Stephens

Oakland Community College

Rochester Hills, MI

Mellena Everett

J. F. Drake State Technical College

Huntsville, AL

Nathan Luehrs

Northwest Technical College

Bemidji, MN

Nicholas Wiederholt

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Rice Lake, WI

Stephan Przybylowicz

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Louisa, VA

Zachary Sale

Perry Technical Institute

Piqua, OH

Isaiah Jackson

Texas State University

Houston, TX

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