Two HVACR students awarded $2,000 courtesy of Rees scholarship.

ARLINGTON, Va. - Michael Witting of Liberty, Pa., and Jerrold Witz of Minneapolis, were each awarded $2,000 from the Clifford H. "Ted" Reese Jr. Scholarship Foundation. The foundation promotes HVAC career.

Witting, a student at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, is changing careers to air conditioning and refrigeration after working more than 14 years as a welder. He is an active member in the student chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a member of the National Honor Society.

Witz, an honor student at the Minneapolis Community Technical College, has also decided to move into a career in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.

The deadline for next year's scholarships is Nov. 1. Applicants must demonstrate educational potential by completing a form with prior education, work history or military service, two letters of recommendation and a 150-word typed essay on why they should be awarded a scholarship. Students are eligible if they attend, or plan to attend, an HVACR training program at an accredited school.

Applications are available at or by writing the Rees Scholarship Foundation, 4100 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22203.