Carrier and Bryant Announce Winners of Distributors’ Education Foundation Scholarships

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25 scholarships awarded to children 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 support for the 2019-2020 school year. Carrier and Bryant, world leaders in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, are a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

“We’re pleased to offer a way to help our contractors prepare their sons and daughters for success through the Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation,” said David Meyers, vice president, sales and distribution, Residential HVAC, Carrier and Bryant. “Our contractors are an invaluable part of our business, and this is just one small way we can give back and say ‘thank you’ for their support and contributions.”

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 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 modern air conditioning. Dr. Carrier was a consummate scientist and an educator, but he might not have attended college without financial assistance.

Scholarships from the foundation are available to children 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 2019 Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation scholarship recipients include:

Joseph Alvarez Tallahassee, Florida
Jaclynne Carden Columbiana, Alabama
Madison Cook Queen Creek, Arizona
Hunter Crist Watervliet, Michigan
Cayden Diefenbach Omak, Washington
Rachel Hammes Vancouver, Washington
Jorden Harber Somis, California
Kaylee Houseman Springfield, Ohio
Audrey Kamper Potosi, Missouri
Luke Kilgore New Market, Alabama
Austin Koppeis Farmington, Missouri
William Kulis Kent, Ohio
Chloe McDaniel Ankeny, Iowa
Avery McNeill Florala, Alabama
Colleen Mock Maryville, Illinois
Danielle Owens Columbus, Mississippi
Jaydin Romalia Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Daniel Scheer Glenview, Illinois
Elyse Travis Coatsburg, Illinois
Katie Woods Minocqua, Wisconsin


For more information about Carrier or Bryant, please visit https://www.carrier.com/residential/en/us/ or www.bryant.com.

About Carrier
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 a 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 outstanding 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, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. For more information, visit www.bryant.com or follow Bryant Home Comfort on Facebook.