First Two Rees Scholarships Awarded

Paula Pogge of Council Bluffs, IA and Daniel Kent Parker of Snyder, TX have been awarded the first two scholarships from the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation. The foundation encourages students to seek careers in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

Pogge, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, is a student at Vatterott College in Omaha, NE. Parker graduated from Snyder High School in Snyder, Texas and attends Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater, TX.

Applications for scholarships up to $2,000 each are available at or by writing Rees Scholarship Foundation, 4100 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22203. Applicants must demonstrate education potential by completing a form showing prior education, work history/military service, two letters of recommendation, and a 150-word typed essay on why they should be awarded a scholarship. The deadline for the next round of two scholarships is Nov. 1, 2003.

Students are eligible if they attend, or plan to attend, an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school. Students are encouraged to attend training programs that have earned the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) or an institution that requires the Industry Competency Exam (ICE).

Rees Scholarships are paid directly to the school or institution and can be used for tuition, books and supplies. The scholarship is named for Clifford H. Rees, Jr., who served as president of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) from 1994 through 2001.

For more information about the scholarship program, visit

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