Reuben Trane Scholarships

$5,000–$10,000Award Amount
3Number of Awards
12/1/2022Submission Deadline

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The Reuben Trane Scholarships program by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers was created in honor of Reuben Trane, whose company is the world leader in the HVAC&R industry. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in accredited colleges or technical/vocational schools in the United States.

Every year, the program provides three undergraduate students, enrolled in different engineering programs, two-year scholarships worth between $5,000 and $10,000. Applicants are evaluated on academics, work experience, and passion for an engineering career. The award amount is disbursed twice, $5,000 in each academic year, and is used to help pay for their college education.

Students under the program are exposed to innovations that shape tomorrow’s built environment. Taking advantage of the great community of professionals and scholars, recipients of the scholarship also get access to internship and employment opportunities that give their careers a significant boost.

Key Information of Reuben Trane Scholarships

Study Details

Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

ABET Accredited

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Reuben Trane Scholarships Timeline

March 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications are open as of March 2.

December 2022

Submission Deadline Date

The submission deadline is on December 1.

August 2023

Award Announcement Date

Winners are announced in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity:

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the Reuben Trane Scholarships


Exhibit your passion for engineering

Your passion for engineering is very important for the judges. This scholarship is a huge investment for students who have a genuine passion for engineering.


Contact previous winners

The scholarship has had many scholars over the years. Reaching any of the previous winners is as important as reaching a mentor because they will give you insights into how they aced their applications.


Approach friends and trusted family members

Reach out to your trusted friends and family members to help you review your application before submitting it. They will help point out mistakes in your application that could otherwise make your application disqualified.


Emphasize your leadership qualities and achievements

Give compelling reasons why you should be preferred over all the other applicants. Spotlight your leadership abilities and achievements.

How the Reuben Trane Scholarships is Judged

Applicants are assessed on their academics, leadership, service, and passion for engineering. Successful applicants have a demonstrated passion for pursuing engineering, great leadership experience, and community involvement.

Why We Love the Reuben Trane Scholarships


Bridging school and industry knowledge gaps

The association exposes scholars to trends, research, and engineering innovations centered around the heating, refrigeration, and air-conditioning fields. This makes their career path brighter as some scholars get jobs faster than other students.


Fast and flexible application process

The application process is quite easy, allowing a very large window before submission. This gives students ample time to work on their applications while studying or being involved in other projects.


Investing in high achieving students

The scholarship was created in honor of Reuben Trane, whose company has made great steps in leading the world of air conditioning systems. Scholars are invested in sustaining the future of air conditioning breakthroughs.

5 Facts about American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers


Other scholarships on offer

The society has two other scholarships: Engineering Technology Scholarship and Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship.


Accessible to vocational/technical schools

The association has broadened access and eligibility of the scholarship to accommodate vocational and technical institutions.


Carrying out legacy projects

The association carries legacy projects that are meant to sustain the initial impact done to society, one of which is a legacy scholarship.


Involvement in schools’ clubs and societies

The association has ASHRAE clubs in colleges which help students gain worthwhile industry knowledge and exposure while still studying.


Partnership with international bodies

The association has partnered with several international bodies to ensure that members get to be exposed to opportunities to further grow their careers.

Willis H. Carrier Scholarships

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers awards two undergraduates the Willis H. Carrier Scholarship worth $10,000 each to complete their engineering degree with a focus on HVAC&R.

Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
December 1

Gordon V. R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers awards one Gordon V.R. Holness Scholarship worth $10,000 for a bachelor’s or associate degree in an HVAC&R profession.

Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
December 1
Winner announcement
August 2023