ASHRAE Scholarships Available with December 1 Deadlines

By Richard Paillon, Scholarship and Grant Lead

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has several scholarships available to students of qualified colleges and universities.  These include institutions with either an ASHRAE student branch or with an engineering program accredited by ABET ( 

Scholarship types include Undergraduate for engineering students, $3,000 to $10,000; and the David Peters Scholarship, $5,000  for students of specific universities that include Chico State and Cal Maritime.  Only a single application need be made for all of the above scholarships.  Get more information at the following links.

ASHRAE Scholarship Information:

ASHRAE Scholarship Application:

The deadline for applications to these scholarships is December 1, 2020.

The above scholarships are in addition to those awarded by the local Golden Gate Chapter.  There will be at least 14 of these scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $7,500.  The deadline for applications for these scholarships will be in early spring of 2021.  More information will be forthcoming.

SmartStart Program for Recent Graduates

By Alicia Tan, Student Activities Chair

Are you a recent graduate looking to transition to industry?  Take advantage of the SmartStart Program for a three-year discount on the ASHRAE Associate membership.  The first year on the program is $25, the second year is $85, and the third year is $115.  Receive all of the member benefits, including the ASHRAE Handbook! 

You can find more information and applications for the SmartStart program here:

Looking for K-12 STEM Activity Ideas?

by Juliana, K-12 Lead

Have kids at home and looking for some activities to do with them?  You can find STEM activities on the ASHRAE Student Zone page.  Many of these use common household items.

Student Activities is creating a local Alumni Network!

by Megan Dawe, Post-High Lead

Calling all alumni from our Golden Gate schools to enter our Alumni Network database. This list will be provided to student members to make connections and increase involvement in the Golden Gate Chapter. Designation as 'available for mentorship' is optional - up to you!

Enter your information here:

Does your company or organization offer student internships?

by Megan Dawe, Post-High Lead

Many of our student members seek internships to fulfill their academic requirements and gain hands on experience. Student Activities is working to connect student members with local internship opportunities and promote internal collaboration.

Fill out your company's information here:


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Applications for 2020 are closed. Come back later for 2021 Grants!