There are a limited number of scholarships available for veterans, National Guard and Reserve members apply for the Troops to Trades program. These scholarships can be used to pay for tuition at an accredited training program, such as a technical school program. The scholarship currently available, A/C Pro, is detailed below.
2017 A/C Pro – $5,000 HVAC Scholarship!
In 1986, AC Pro was founded on the core values of integrity, courtesy, and service. Where better to search for individuals who can carry these values to the HVAC industry than our own armed forces?
Hard work, loyalty, and a dedication to being the best are core values in the veterans who have unselfishly served this country, and are great traits to bring to this rewarding industry. What more could we ask for when searching for the perfect candidate to work in the HVAC industry?
The AC Pro Scholarship is more than a dollar amount given to a lucky candidate. It’s an opportunity to give someone who shares our core values the chance to gain the skills needed to begin a rewarding career outside the uniform – not just for them, but for their family as well. It’s an opportunity for us to give back to someone who has given to our country. For us, this is personal.
The AC Pro Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to one Troops to Trades veteran who is involved in an HVAC technical training program.
2017 Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management and Technician Scholarships
In addition to the scholarships available through Troops to Trades, the Nexstar Legacy foundation offers scholarships to students who are attending school with the intention of pursuing a career in the plumbing, HVAC and electrical industries. These dollars are available in the fall of every year, and there are two application periods that run approximately January through mid-March and June through mid-August.
Montgomery GI Bill
Service members, eligible veterans and even their families looking to return to civilian life are eligible for the federal program through the Montgomery GI Bill. The benefits include education, medical, housing and more. Education benefits are up to 356 months for certificate and degree programs, correspondence courses, flight training, apprenticeship and on-the-job training. In certain situations, deficiency, refresher and remedial courses may be approved. The MGIB program is also referred to as Chapter 30. Benefits are payable up to 10 years after release of active duty. To learn more about these benefits and other related veterans scholarships and grants, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/montgomery_bill.asp.