25 Scholarships Awarded to Children, Grandchildren and Employees of Carrier and Bryant Contractors
Carrier and Bryant have announced the 25 recipients of this year’s Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation scholarships. Recipients will receive this support for their college or vocational education during the 2021-2022 school year. Carrier and Bryant are part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
“The Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation is an excellent resource for our contractors, and we’re pleased to be able to provide support for their scholarship recipients,” said J.T. Holtschlag, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Carrier and Bryant. “Not only does this program help the recipients prepare for their future success, it’s also an effective way to help bridge the technician gap in our industry as some of them decide to enroll in vocational training. All in all, this is a special way for us to acknowledge our contractors, as they serve a vital role in our business. We greatly appreciate all that they do and say ‘thank you’ for their expertise and support.”
Established in 1981, the Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation was created to commemorate the late William A. Blees for his many significant contributions to Carrier distributors. Today, the foundation continues to serve the children, grandchildren and employees of dealers and contractors while also honoring the industry’s founder, Dr. Willis Carrier.
A post-secondary scholarship fund is a fitting memorial because Dr. Carrier attended Cornell University on a full, four-year merit scholarship. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, became a successful inventor and businessperson, and, in 1902, invented the founding principles of modern air conditioning. Dr. Carrier was a consummate scientist and an educator, but he might not have even attended college without financial assistance.
Scholarships from the foundation are available to children, grandchildren and employees of Carrier and Bryant dealers and contractors and their employees throughout the U.S. and Canada. Scholarship finalists are selected based on their demonstrated performance in school. Leadership, motivation and involvement in extracurricular activities are also taken into consideration.
The 2021 Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation scholarship recipients include:
- Ryan Anger from Sheboygan, Wisconsin
- Alyssa Barker from Fishers, Indiana
- Hallei Bittlinger from Hebron, Kentucky
- Kassidy Bogle from Henderson, Texas
- Faith Doerr from Elkhart, Illinois
- Chloe Harber from Somis, California