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Carrier, Bryant Name Scholarship Recipients

Aug. 11, 2020
The Distributors' Education Foundation serves the children, grandchildren and employees of dealers and contractors, while also honoring industry founder, Dr. Willis Carrier.

INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2020 – Carrier and Bryant have announced the 25 recipients of this year’s Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive this support for their college or vocational education during the 2020-2021 school year. Carrier and Bryant, world leaders in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, are part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

“We’re pleased to offer support to our contractors as they prepare their scholarship recipients for success through the Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation,” said David Meyers, vice president, Sales and Distribution, Carrier and Bryant. “Our contractors serve a vital role in our business and this is a special way for us to be able to acknowledge all that they do and say ‘thank you’ for their expertise and support.”

Established in 1981, the Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation was created to commemorate the late William A. Blees for his many significant contributions to Carrier distributors. Today, the foundation continues to serve the children, grandchildren and employees of dealers and contractors while also honoring our industry’s founder, Dr. Willis Carrier.

A post-secondary scholarship fund is a fitting memorial because Dr. Carrier attended Cornell University on a full, four-year merit scholarship. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, became a successful inventor and business person, and, in 1902, invented the founding principles of modern air conditioning. Dr.

Carrier was a consummate scientist and an educator, but might not have even attended college without financial assistance.

Scholarships from the foundation are available to children, grandchildren and employees of Carrier and Bryant dealers and contractors and their employees throughout the U.S. and Canada. Scholarship finalists are selected based on their demonstrated performance in school. Leadership, motivation and involvement in extracurricular activities are also taken into consideration.

The 2020 Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation scholarship recipients include:

Alexandra Valentino            Solon, Ohio
Andrew Seman                     Morgantown, West Virginia
Brandon Shaw                      Boise, Idaho
Bryson Penn                         Benton, Kentucky
Casandra Rausch                Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Cathleen Chance                 Rincon, Georgia
Dakota Richmond                Pekin, Illinois
Danielle Owens                    Columbus, Mississippi
Elizabeth Paul                      Stoutsville, Ohio
Emily Brettschneider           North Bend, Ohio
Faith Doerr                            Elkhart, Illinois
Hayley Johnson                   Woodbury, Minnesota
James Petrolle                      Damascus, Maryland
Joshua Ratesic                     North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Kaelyn Watkins                     Overbrook, Kansas
Kaitlyn Novak                        Hampshire, Illinois
Katelyn Kahn                        Park Ridge, Illinois
Lane Reed                            Metropolis, Illinois
Madelyn Peters                    Quincy, Illinois
Mary Kulis                             Kent, Ohio
William Kulis                         Kent, Ohio
Michaelyn Russell               Andalusia, Alabama
Reece Petrolle                      Damascus, Maryland
Sarah Reaves                       Eatonton, Georgia