25 Scholarships Awarded to Children, Grandchildren and Employees of Carrier and Bryant Contractors
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
Michaelyn Russell Andalusia, Alabama
Reece Petrolle Damascus, Maryland
Sarah Reaves Eatonton, Georgia
William Kulis Kent, Ohio
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier’s HVAC business is part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @Carrier on Twitter.
About Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems
Bryant has been dedicated to delivering the highest quality in customer comfort and satisfaction since 1904. In addition to its best-in-class network of distributors and dealers, Bryant offers exceptional reliability and energy efficiency through an extensive line of durable heating and cooling products. Bryant is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. For more information, visit www.bryant.com or follow Bryant Home Comfort on Facebook.