“We are thrilled to extend these scholarships in an effort to further support and develop qualified talent for this amazing industry. Qualified and talented engineers and technicians are greatly needed in our growing natural refrigeration industry,” said Foundation Executive Director Lois O’Connor. “The more opportunities we have to educate and impact the next generation, the stronger we will become.”
The six scholarships that have so far been awarded by the Foundation are made possible by the philanthropic support by individuals, corporations and foundations eager to invest in the future of natural refrigeration.
The Foundation renamed the engineering scholarship in 2017 to The Founders Scholarship in honor and memory of the Founding Fathers of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) – George Briley, Chuck Hansen, Don Niederer and Bill Richards. The Founder’s Scholars will honor their legacy and significant contributions to the industry. The Founders Scholarship recipients are awarded each year to students exhibiting exceptional character and interest in pursuing and engineering or related technical degree leading to a career in the refrigeration field.