Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards Aid To Aspiring HVACR Technicians

The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, announced scholarship awards totaling $55,000 to 35 students, including six veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

“Each year, the Foundation provides aid to an increasing number of recipients, helping to promote careers in the industry and fill good-paying jobs that cannot be outsourced,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek.

HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients: 

Leopoldo Avila, Brownson Technical School (Anaheim, California)

Andrew Boeger, Blackhawk Technical College (Janesville, Wisconsin)

Gabriel Botteselle, Brownson Technical School (Anaheim, California)

Jacob Colby, Manchester Community College (Manchester, Connecticut)          

Dillon Daigle, Tulsa Technology (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Adam Davis, Intercoast College (Rancho Cordova, California)

Joshua Enciso Trevino, Brownson Technical School (Anaheim, California)

Johnnie Estes, Great Oaks - Diamond Oaks (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Michael Falcon, Brownson Technical School (Anaheim, California)

Heather Gimble, College of the Desert (Palm Desert, California)

Steven Harlow, Triangle Tech (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Daniel Jackson, Bevill State Community College (Sumiton, Alabama)

Scott Johnson, Front Range Community College (Westminster, Colorado)

John Laucella, Fortis College (Norfolk, Virginia)

John Leija, Vernon College (Vernon, Texas)

Ethan Lietz, Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Michigan)

Leo Mooney, Moore Norman Technology Center (Norman, Oklahoma)

Michael Moore, Galveston College (Galveston, Texas)

Troy Morgan, Washburn Tech (Topeka, Kansas)

Noel Njoku, Prince George's Community College (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)

Nathan Pawley, OSU Institute of Technology (Okmulgee, Oklahoma)

Michael Reyes Gomez, College of the Desert (Palm Desert, California)

Drew Miles Russell Scott, InterCoast College (Roseville, California)

Joseph De Santiago, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford, Oklahoma)

David Savard, Washburn Tech (Topeka, Kansas)

Michael Sullivan, Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Alexander Thomas, Brownson Technical School (Anaheim, California)

Mary Volz, University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (Morrilton, Arkansas)

Veterans Program Recipients: 

Junior Aristhilde, Sheridan Technical School (Hollywood, Florida)

Jarred Gordon, Refrigeration School, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)

Herman Marques, Houston Community College (Houston, Texas)

Frank Moore, Kilgore College (Kilgore, Texas)

Kenneth Weeks, Fayetteville Technical College (Fayetteville, North Carolina)

Arturo Zamudio, San Joaquin Valley College (Temecula, California)


For a list of past Rees Scholarship winners, visit their website

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