Posted October 4, 2017

hilmor 2018 Scholarship Retool Your Future Essay Contest nears completion

Retool Your Future essay contest ends on October 31.

Online Essay Contest Provides Scholarships and Tools to Up-and-Coming HVAC/R Technicians Who Are Retooling Their Future

In an effort to help the next generation of HVAC/R technicians launch and advance their careers, hilmor is pleased to again sponsor the Retool Your Future Essay Contest. Now in its fifth consecutive year, hilmor created this scholarship contest to address the high cost of a solid HVAC/R education, and the need for skilled technicians in the field, in hopes of encouraging people to pursue a career in the industry.

The entry period is open until October 31 2017, and information, entry rules and an online entry form can be found by visiting

As a manufacturer of HVAC/R tools designed to deliver smart, innovative solutions to conquer challenges, hilmor is committed to supporting the next generation of HVAC/R technicians.

“HVAC/R is a skilled trade that requires extensive training and a commitment of time as well as money. For these reasons and more, attracting technicians into this field remains a challenge for the entire industry,” commented Andrea Halpin, Senior Marketing Manager, hilmor. “We created and continue to support the Retool Your Future Essay Contest to encourage the next generation of HVAC/R technicians to pursue their goals and give them a head start in the field.”

Winners of the Contest will receive:

  • $5,000 scholarship awarded to the HVAC/R school directly on the Winner’s behalf
  • HVAC/R Starter Kit – Innovative new hilmor tools to get started in the HVAC/R industry
  • AHR EXPO 2018 Prize Package – Travel to the world’s largest HVAC/R show in Chicago and participation in show activities, including a roundtable conversation in the hilmor booth on January 22nd
  • hilmor Green Wall – Merchandising wall featuring exclusive new hilmor tools donated directly to Winner’s HVAC/R school

To enter the Contest, you must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted for admission at an established, recognized HVAC/R program and meet other eligibility requirements. Contest entrants must submit a personally written 250-word essay including how the HVAC/R industry is “retooling their life.”

Representatives from hilmor and its affiliated Contest partners will judge the essays and select the six winners. The Contest entry form can be found by visiting:

For full Contest information and Official Rules visit

To date, the Retool Your Future scholarship contests have generated interest from over 850 trade schools, selected 21 winners from over 2,000 essay submissions and awarded $120K in scholarship money.

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