IIAR/ARF Industrial Refrigeration 

The Founders Engineering Scholarship

Overview:

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. 

Format and Structure of Scholarship(s):

The Founders Scholarship is intended to be a two-year award, presented to a rising collegiate Junior. Each recipient will receive $2000 for their Junior year, and up to $5000 for their Senior year. 

(* 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)

 

Application Requirements:

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 31st. Official announcement of Scholarship Awards will take by June 16th 2017. 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 info@nh3foundation.org


     Attn: Scholarship Sub-Committee Chairman

International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration       

1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 503

Alexandra, VA 22314


 

Selection Criteria:

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. 

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.