Two Washburn Tech Students Win Rees Scholarship

January 24, 2017

Arlington, Va. – A pair of Climate and Energy Control Technologies students at Washburn Tech are receiving help with the cost of college. The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), is awarding scholarships to Troy Morgan and David Savard, both of Topeka, as part of a total of $55,000 to 35 students, including six veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

"We are pleased to award scholarships to these qualified and dedicated students and veterans, and hope to eventually welcome them into the industry," said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. "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."

"Developing quality workers is a critical initiative that everyone in our industry is working together to accomplish," said ACCA President and CEO Paul T. Stalknecht. "We are proud to partner with the Rees Scholarship Foundation and AHRI to give these hard-working students and veterans scholarships to help them continue their education, which will develop into a strong workforce for our industry's future."

The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation was established to assist with the recruitment and competency of future HVACR and water heating technicians by awarding scholarships to qualified students enrolled in an institutionally accredited school. Since its founding in 2003, the Rees Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $550,000 in scholarships to 330 deserving students and instructors.

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