Scholarship Honors ASHRAE’s First Female President.
ATLANTA –A scholarship created in memory of Presidential
Member Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, has been
announced for the 2013-2014 school year.
The one-year $ 5,000 Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship will
be awarded to a deserving female undergraduate
engineering student pursuing a degree in a field related
“Lynn was a role model for us all, and her dedication to
energy modeling helped to promote a more sustainable
world,” ASHRAE President Tom Watson said. “Through this
scholarship we hope to build upon her legacy by
encouraging students to pursue excellence in the field
of engineering, just as she did.”
More information on the scholarship and details on how
to apply can be found at
served as ASHRAE’s president during 2010-2011 and was
ASHRAE’s first woman president in its 116 year history.
Her presidential theme was Modeling a Sustainable World;
she was a recognized expert in energy management, with a
strong focus on the need for energy modeling to help
create and refine more efficient buildings.
During her time as president, Bellenger promoted
sustainable design, which according to her, “ignited a
passion in people that is changing the world.” The first
ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference was also held during
Bellenger passed away in 2011. To honor her legacy,
ASHRAE established the Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship,
which is being used to recognize women in engineering.
Contributions to help fund the scholarship are being
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology
society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The
Society and its members focus on building systems,
energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and
sustainability within the industry. Through research,
standards writing, publishing and continuing education,
ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.