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Carrier and Bryant Announce Winners of Distributors’ Education Foundation Scholarship

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. Recipients will receive this support for their college or vocational education during the 2021-2022 school year. Carrier and Bryant are part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.

 “The Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation is an excellent resource for our contractors, and we’re pleased to be able to provide support for their scholarship recipients,” said J.T. Holtschlag, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Carrier and Bryant. “Not only does this program help the recipients prepare for their future success, it’s also an effective way to help bridge the technician gap in our industry as some of them decide to enroll in vocational training. All in all, this is a special way for us to acknowledge our contractors, as they serve a vital role in our business. We greatly appreciate 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 the 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 businessperson, and, in 1902, invented the founding principles of modern air conditioning. Dr. Carrier was a consummate scientist and an educator, but he 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 2021 Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation scholarship recipients include:

Name                                                                     City                                  State
Ryan Anger                                                           Sheboygan                       Wisconsin
Alyssa Barker                                                        Fishers                             Indiana
Hallei Bittlinger                                                      Hebron                             Kentucky
Kassidy Bogle                                                       Henderson                       Texas
Faith Doerr                                                            Elkhart                             Illinois
Chloe Harber                                                         Somis                              California
Whitteny Holladay                                                 Maylene                           Alabama
Lillian Holmer                                                        Imperial                            Missouri
Haddie Hughes                                                     Fond Du Lac                    Wisconsin
Jonathan Kahn                                                      Park Ridge                      Illinois
Mary Kulis                                                             Kent                                 Ohio
Anne Leaman                                                       Willow Street                    Pennsylvania
Katia Marcellus                                                     Luck                                 Wisconsin
Danielle Owens                                                    Columbus                         Mississippi
Elizabeth Paul                                                      Stoutsville                         Ohio
Casandra Rausch                                                Lake in the Hills                Illinois
Lane Reed                                                           Metropolis                         Illinois
Brooklyn Rigby                                                    Grace                                Idaho
Michaelyn Russell                                               Andalusia                          Alabama
Steven Van Pelt                                                  Mohnton                            Pennsylvania

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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 is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of innovative healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. For more information, visit 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, the leading global provider of innovative healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. For more information, visit or follow Bryant Home Comfort on Facebook.

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