Getting the education you need to start your career shouldn’t be pushed aside by tuition costs. That is why The Refrigeration School makes every effort to deliver financial aid awards to students in its programs for HVACR, Solar & Technology, Mechanical Maintenance Engineering, and Electro-Mechanical Technology. These scholarships, together with the availability of private and federal loans, form the backbone of RSI’s financial aid and tuition assistance program. Here is a brief look at the scholarships offered through RSI.

Program-Based Scholarships

The Career Scholarship grants students either $1000 towards the RSI Electro-Mechanical Technologies Program or $2000 toward the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Program. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students need to have a demonstrated commitment to HVACR or solar technology, write a 1-3 page essay on their commitment to the program of study and future plans, and provide a letter of recommendation confirming the student’s commitment to HVACR or solar. Recipients of this scholarship are held to high attendance and grade standards. Students may not transfer the scholarship to another program, and failing to maintain high academic achievement may result in loss of the scholarship. Students must meet all admission requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship.

Career-Oriented Scholarships

The Imagine America Foundation offers scholarships for graduating seniors and adults planning to attend a career college. Go online to find RSI and fill out the application form. After the application is approved by Imagine America, your application will be sent to RSI to verify whether a scholarship is available. Acceptance is conditional depending on the student’s ability to meet the admissions requirements and expectations of the college.

The Amity Scholarship is a $1500 award given to students attending any RSI diploma program. To be eligible for the award, students must submit a one page essay describing their commitment to their program of study and their current post-graduation plans. Students must meet all admission requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship.

The Industry Scholarship is designed to assist with recruiting demands for highly trained professionals in the HVACR and Electrical industries. Individuals may receive $1000 for attending a diploma program or $2000 for a degree program at RSI. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a current employer detailing why the candidate would benefit from RSI’s career training. Students must meet all admission requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship.

Native American Scholarships

Unfortunately, Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have a dropout rate over twice the national average as well as an unemployment rate three times as high as that of White Americans. There is evidence to suggest that some of these unemployment numbers among Native American populations may be even more dire. To help these groups escape from the poverty-stricken situations that they may come from, RSI offers two scholarships expressly aimed at these populations to help them meet their career goals.

The Amity Tribal Scholarship offers selected Native American or Alaska Native students $4500 toward any diploma program after submitting a one page essay describing their commitment to their program of study as well as their goals following graduation. Students must meet all admission requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship.

The Tribal Scholarship awards $1500 to students in a diploma program and $2000 for students in a degree program. Students must meet all admission requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship.

For additional information on the scholarships offered by RSI, and their requirements, click here.

Resources:

Scholarships Available at RSI


http://www.imagine-america.org/highschoolscholarships/applicationprocess
http://suite101.com/article/native-american-education-and-employment-a167592

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