IIAR/ARF Industrial Refrigeration
The Founders Engineering Scholarship
The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Education Committee, in conjunction with the Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation (ARF), awards three (3), two-year scholarships annually, to Engineering Students who are pursuing course emphasis in thermal and fluid science or related disciplines. The scholarships are open to students attending any 4 year accredited Engineering College. Students must have completed a minimum of 45 semester credit hours or 90 quarter credits at the time of application, with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) towards an Engineering Degree.
The Founders Scholarships recognize the significant contributions of George Briley, Chuck Hansen, Don Niederer and Bill Richards to the ammonia refrigeration industry as the primary founders of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration.
Format and Structure of Scholarship(s):
The Founders Scholarship is intended to be a two-year award, presented to a rising collegiate Junior.
The Founders Scholarship will be awarded each year to up to three (3) students exhibiting exceptional character and interest in pursuing an engineering or related technical degree leading to a career in the refrigeration field.
The Founders Scholarship is:
- A two year award
- Presented to rising Junior and continuing to Senior Year
- Junior Year: $4,000 for the year plus $1,000 if the recipient attends the IIAR Annual Conference during the Spring Semester for a total of $5,000
- Senior Year: $4,500 for the year
Of note: This incentive will also provide additional funds for registration, travel, lodging and meals associated with student attendance at the annual IIAR Conference
- Students must be pursuing a course emphasis in thermal and fluid science or related disciplines
- Attendance at a four-year accredited engineering college
- Completed 45 semester credit hours (or equivalent) or 60 quarter credits
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) towards an Engineering degree.
(* The increase of scholarship grant for Senior year dependent upon the awardee’s attendance at the annual IIAR Conference and Trade Expo during the Spring of their Junior year. Of note: This incentive will also provide additional funds for registration, travel, lodging and meals associated with student attendance at the Conference)
Applications and recommendations shall be submitted to the Chairman of the IIAR Education Committee by Mail postmarked, or Electronic Correspondence time stamped no later than May 25th. Official announcement of Scholarship Awards will take place by June 15th. Funds will become available for payment shortly after July 1st. Scholarship funds are applicable for tuition only and paid directly to the student’s designated college or university.
Applications consist of three parts: the Student Application Form, Recommendations, and an Official Transcript. Students are responsible to complete and submit the Student Application Form, then coordinate with a faculty member and past employer for letters of recommendation. Students are also responsible to contact their university or college to request transcripts.
In general the Student Form includes contact information, current degree program, professional society memberships, previous work experience, other scholarship awards, and short essays highlighting the student’s interest, experience and skills.
An electronic application form is available on the ARF website, (www.nh3foundation.org). Recommendations and Transcripts can to be submitted via mail, fax (703)-312-0065, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
| Attn: Scholarship Sub-Committee Chairman
International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 503
Alexandra, VA 22314
The objective of the IIAR/ARF Scholarship Program is to attract outstanding engineering and technical students who seek careers in the field of industrial refrigeration. The information submitted by and on behalf of applicants will be reviewed and scored by the Scholarship Sub-committee in the following manner to select 3 highest scoring applicants, with maximum score being a twenty (20):
Grade Point Average
One point for the minimum grade point average of 3.0, with an additional one point for each 0.2 points above the minimum to a maximum of 5 points for a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Strength of Recommendations
Applicant will receive one point each for receipt of recommendation letters from a faculty member and past employer/supervisor. Each committee member will then by their individual judgment be free to assign an additional two points to each recommendation. Applicants will then receive a score based on the average of all committee members’ scores, with a maximum of six (6) points awarded for strength of recommendations.
Work/Extra Curricular Activity Experience
Each committee member will evaluate applicant responses in this section of the application, as if they were looking to hire the applicant for an internship or summer job and score from one (1) to four (4). Applicants will then receive a score based on the average of all committee members’ scores, with a maximum of four (4) points awarded for strength of responses.
Strength of Interest Essay
Short Essays will be evaluated by each committee member and rated on a scale of one (1) to five (5) as to the level of understanding related to Natural Refrigerants and Industrial Refrigeration, and gauging the applicant’s level of interest in pursuing a career in the industry. Applicants will then receive a score based on the average of all committee members’ scores, with a maximum of five (5) points awarded for strength of response.