OSU Institute of Technology student, Landon Fisher, is the only recipient in Oklahoma to receive a scholarship from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Fisher, a student in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program at OSUIT, received the Engineering Technology Scholarship, a one-year, $5,000 scholarship from ASHRAE.
“It is a great honor to be selected as one of 33 recipients from all over the United States,” said Fisher.
The scholarship criteria are based on leadership, character, grades, likeliness to help the Heating, Cooling and Ventilation (HVAC) industry and financial need.
“The application process was extensive and took weeks to perfect,” said Fisher. “It was a hybrid of online forms, letters of recommendations, transcripts, essays and volunteer work.”
Fisher is no stranger to hard work. He has worked odd jobs on the weekends remodeling while attending OSUIT and recently completed his internship at Brooks Industries, in Tulsa.
He says that receiving this scholarship will help him plan further his future education goals. Fisher said he plans to pursue a bachelor’s at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater once he graduates in December.
“OSUIT has been a great school to learn the realm of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration,” said Fisher. “Not only as a skilled craft, but also in industry professionalism.”
In addition, he said that ASHRAE has been a top tier place to network with peers and provided him with many resources as a member.
ASHRAE awarded a total of 33 scholarships, totaling $166,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
“We are proud of the hard work and incredible determination of our 2019-20 scholarship recipients as they strive to achieve their academic goals,” said Samir Traboulsi, chair of the ASHRAE scholarship trustees. “One of the objectives of the ASHRAE Scholarship Program is to inspire the next generation of engineering professionals to work toward solving some of the world’s greatest HVACR challenges. We are pleased that this program is making such an impactful contribution to the future success of our industry.”
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 undergraduate engineering, technology, regional/chapter and university-specific scholarships. The application deadline is Dec. 1. For more information visit www.ashrae.org/scholarships.