D. Brian Baker was a dedicated HVACR professional and educator who was not only passionate about the industry, but was a true advocate for continual professional development. Brian attended every conference and educational opportunity he could, knowing that working and teaching in the HVACR industry wasn’t just a job, but a career that required continuing education.
The Council for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE) and HVAC Excellence are joining together to honor Brian’s memory and keep his passion for the trade and education alive by sponsoring the D. Brian Baker Memorial Scholarship for attending the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference.
The scholarship covers the conference registration fee for the 2020 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference in Las Vegas, NV (March 23-25, 2020) lodging for the nights of the conference (Sunday, March 22-Tuesday, March 24), a flight to the conference, and a one-year membership in the Council for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE).
* Lodging for the event includes run-of-the-house accommodations and does not include any additional room charges posted to the account. Meals that are not part of the conference program are not covered by this scholarship. Any expenses associated, either directly or indirectly, with class coverage while scholarship winner is at, or traveling to or from, the conference are not included in the scholarship.
If the scholarship winner(s) are within driving distance to the conference, automobile travel will be reimbursed at the IRS-approved travel rate that is in effect at the time of the conference. Gas, tolls, parking, wear and tear, or other travel-related expenses are not covered by this scholarship.
Transportation to/from the airport are not covered by this scholarship, nor are any other expenses that are incurred as part of the air travel. These items include, but are not limited to, purchases at the airport, flight upgrades, items purchased on board the plane, internet access, movies or other in-flight entertainment. Any items not specifically listed will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The intent of the scholarship is to enable new HVACR teachers, with 5 years or less of teaching experience, who have never attended the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference, to take advantage of this premier professional development opportunity.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Priority will be given to applicants who:
If your school/district/state has committed to fund your registration, please do NOT apply for this scholarship.
In order to take full advantage of the conference, you will need permission to be absent from your classroom for the dates of the Conference, March 23-25, 2020, and any associated travel days. You will also need the support to cover the cost of a substitute. You will need to submit a signed support affidavit for your application to be considered complete.
Applying is easy!
Once you have received permission from your principal or administrator to attend the 2020 conference, fill out the online D. Brian Baker Memorial Scholarship application. Tell us in detail how attending the HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference will support your teaching and benefit your students.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, December 20, 2019.
You should receive an email indicating the status of your application by January 15, 2020. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive further instructions at the time of notification.
Please Note: HVAC Excellence will not refund registration already paid by you or by your district if you receive a scholarship. The scholarship is intended for those teachers who do NOT have the full financial support for the registration.