Rees Success

Read below to learn more about how the Rees Scholarship Foundation is supporting the industry and the next generation of HVACR and water heating technicians.

Brent Pawling

"Thank you so much for awarding me the AHRI Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to continue my education towards my career goal of being a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning technician. Your commitment to sponsoring educational scholarships such as this allows individuals like myself to achieve a higher education and obtain a more fulfilling lifestyle."

Kenneth Humber

"You don't know how grateful I am to have this magnificent opportunity. I applaud your organization for its constant help for people like me"...

Kenny Phillips (Bevill State Community College Instructor)

"I just wanted to thank the Rees Scholarship Foundation team and all its associates for what it does for our program. You do not really know how happy or good it makes me feel to get texts and emails from my students thanking you for what you have done for them. I know for many of the students it really makes the difference knowing that someone is out there and helping them above and beyond what is normally expected of people. I just wanted to personally thank you for all you have done for my students and for my program. It truly makes me proud to be part of PAHRA and to be in touch with the REES Scholarship Foundation. I don’t get emotional much, but you really don’t know how happy it makes me to know that the foundation has helped these students. I would just like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for doing what you do and what an impact you really make on these students lives. Once again, thank you."

Samuel Johnson

"I want to thank the Rees Scholarship Foundation and the Scholarship Committee for awarding me the $2000 scholarship. The money is greatly appreciated. The fund already has impacted my ability and desire to meet HVAC certification requirements; funding the upcoming semester at the Community College of Baltimore County. I greatly appreciate it."

Jeffrey Comitz

"As a thirty year old student with a full-time job and a family, the Rees Scholarship helped soften the financial burden of college tuition. I am able to focus more on my career in the HVACR industry and less on how I am going to pay for college."

Joshua Hall

"This scholarship relieved the financial burden for my senior year at Ferris State University. This allowed me to focus more on my HVAC/R studies and master skills that will prepare me for the workforce this spring."

Vernette Seays-Briley

"The Rees Scholarship allowed me to complete the HVAC program with a degree. The ability to complete my training in this field was excellent. My intentions currently are to aspire more industry knowledge and hopefully start my own "woman owned" Mechanical Company. Thank you to Rees Scholarship!"

L. S. Alexander

"The Rees Scholarship program has allowed me to complete my basic studies as a Heating and Air Tech. The many opportunities afforded me in the maintenance field has all come about as a direct result of my studies in HVACR. I cannot but express my gratitude and constantly applaud credit to the Rees Scholarship for my success."

Antwan Wells

"This scholarship from REES was very helpful in my journey to become M.E. I plan on going back to school this year to get my bachelors in applied science in the HVAC engineering field. I've been working for Hobart for 6 months now and they cover quite a bit of equipment in the refrigeration field. I am a single parent, and without the REES scholarship, I would have had a tough time getting through school. Thanks to you guys at REES that provide opportunity to students who really want to be in the HVACR field."

Robert Colburn

"I am so excited about this. I can't begin to tell you what this means to me. It's more help than you could ever know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Louis A. Alexander

"I'm elated to have been selected as a 2013 recipient of the Ted Rees, Jr. Scholarship award. The Rees Scholarship will assist me in financing my education in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology."...
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Billy Green

"Hello. I wanted to thank you and the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation for awarding me a veterans scholarship. The scholarship is very much appreciated and I am very thankful for your help and support. "...

Daniel Gretschmann

"Thank you for selecting me as this year's recipient of the Rees Foundation Scholarship! I was honored to receive your very generous money award. It will be a major contribution to my success in the field of HVACR."... 
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Joshua R. Hall

"Not having much time to work and save to go to school forces me to use student loans. This scholarship has relieved the tension, and allows me to focus more on my HVACR program here at Ferris State University." ... 
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Eric Johnson

""Thank you for selecting me as a qualified applicant for the Rees Scholarship. I am honored to receive such an award that will further my education. I am truly thankful for people that believe investing in my education is important and worthwhile." ... 
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Ashley Ray Melton

"This scholarship will help me complete my final semester and help me reach my career goal as a HVACR Technician. Words cannot express how much I appreciate it." ... 
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Yoginder Rana

"I am very thankful and proud to receive the Rees Scholarship. Your generous award is of great help in more ways than I can express."... 
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Joel van Niekerk

"Thank you for nominating me for your scholarship. I am looking forward to learning more about the HVACR industry, and this money will take me far "...

Submit your Rees Success story

Scholarship recipients, donors, and school administrators are invited to share their thoughts on how the Rees Scholarship Foundation has helped support future HVACR and water heating professionals. Email your story to [email protected]. Please include your name, school, title, and a photo.