AHRI’s Clifford H. “Ted” Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation has given $32,900 in scholarship to students, military veterans and instructors studying to become HVAC technicians.

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

The student recipients include: James McIntyre, Institute of Technology, Redding, Calif.; Ernest Faisst, Institute of Technology, Citrus Heights, Calif.; James Kitchens, Bevill State Community College; 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.; and James Hunt, Grayson College, Denison, Texas.

The veterans program recipients include: Melvin Price, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton, Ala.; Gerald Montague, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clarkston, Ga.; and Drake Mays, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton, Ala..

The instructor’s program recipient is Paul Sichau of Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Md.

 AHRI officials say the foundation has awarded $65,400 to 39 applicants in 2014, and is on track to achieving a record of $90,000 in scholarship awards this year.