Rees Scholarship supports HVACR techs

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Arlington, Va. – The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), announced the recipients of $32,900 in scholarship funds to 18 students and veterans studying to become technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and water heating industry, as well as one instructor.

“The Rees Foundation is pleased to help these accomplished and deserving recipients begin their journey in the industry,” said AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek. “We wish them success in their educational pursuits and careers.”

HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients:
James McIntyre, Institute of Technology (Redding, Calif.)
Ernest Faisst, Institute of Technology (Citrus Heights, Calif.)
James Kitchens, Bevill State Community College (Sumiton, Ala.)
Oliver Kessels, Institute of Technology (Sumiton, Ala.)
Julio Perez, Institute of Technology (Clovis, Calif.)
Phillip Anthony, Delaware Technical & Community College (Georgetown, Del.)
Isaac Median, Institute of Technology (Fresno, Calif.)
Austin Small, Lincoln Technical Institute (Columbia, Md.)
Samuel Johnson, Community College of Baltimore County (Cantonsville, Md.)
Chase Freeman, Bevill State Community College (Sumiton, Ala.)
Andrew Sexton, Bevill State Community College (Sumiton, Ala.)
Evelyn Zavala, Montgomery College (Rockville, Md.)
Casey Lueck, Institute of Technology (Redding, Calif.)
Russell Scudder, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (Clarkston, Ga.)
James Hunt, Grayson College (Denison, Texas)

Veterans Program Recipients:
Melvin Price, Bevill State Community College (Sumiton, Ala.)
Gerald Montague, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (Clarkston, Ga.)
Drake Mays, Bevill State Community College (Sumiton, Ala.)

Instructors Program Recipient:
Paul Sichau – Wor-Wic Community College (Salisbury, Md.)

The Foundation has awarded $65,400 to 39 applicants in 2014, and is on track to award an all-time high of $90,000 total this year. Since it was founded in 2003, the Rees Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $275,000 in scholarships to 160 deserving students and instructors. For a list of past scholarship recipients, click here.

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