Industrial Refrigeration 

ARF/IIAR The Founders Engineering Scholarship

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. 

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 format and structure of the Scholarship(s) are as follows:
The Founders Scholarship is intended to be a two-year award, presented to a rising collegiate Junior. Each recipient will receive $2000 (Increased to $5,000 on May 31st, 2017) 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)


Basic Qualifiers:
  1. Students must be pursuing a course emphasis in thermal and fluid science or related disciplines
  2. Attendance at a four-year accredited engineering college
  3. Completed 45 semester credit hours (or equivalent) or 60 quarter credits
  4. Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) towards an Engineering degree.

    May 31st - Application Deadline
    June 16th - Scholarship Awards Announcement 
    July 1st - Funds Available for Payment 

Founders Scholarship Application Deadline extended to June 30th, 2017

ARF/Praxair Diversity Grant

Praxair, Inc. created a grant to assist two engineering students from a *diverse background to attend the Annual IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition. Attendance at the annual meeting exposes students to the wide range of career opportunities in the field. Students will network with professionals who can explain the career path and opportunities. Furthermore, the scholarship recipients will make contact with potential future employers and with professionals who may be interested in supporting academic work that supports the industry. The amount of $1,750 for each student is to pay the $750 conference registration, and provide $1,000 for travel expenses, such as hotel, airfare and meals.

Key Dates
December 31st - Application Deadline
January 20th - Recipients Notified
February 26th - March 1st - Attend Conference

*Diverse Background: women, minorities, and persons with physical disabilities.

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.