Troops To Trades Scholarship Program


Many military veterans possess the skills necessary to be successful in the service industry.  Because of the excellent fit between veterans as a group and the need of the industry for more technicians, the foundation’s Troops to Trades program was launched in 2013 with a focus of helping transitioning veterans find a career in this industry. We do this through all-expense paid training and by helping veterans connect with service industry businesses.

View our video below to see what one business owner and supporter of the Troops To Trades thinks about why veterans are a great fit in this industry and hear from a veteran and Troops To Trades scholarship recipient.

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AC Pro HVAC Scholarship



In 1985, AC Pro was founded on the core values of integrity, courtesy, and service. ACP_Logo_OvalcomWhere better to search for individuals who can carry these values to the HVAC industry than our own armed forces?

Hard work, loyalty, and a dedication to being the best are core values in the veterans who have unselfishly served this country, and are great traits to bring to this rewarding industry. What more could we ask for when searching for the perfect candidate to work in the HVAC industry?

The AC Pro Scholarship is more than a dollar amount given to a lucky candidate. It’s an opportunity to give someone who shares our core values the chance to gain the skills needed to begin a rewarding career outside the uniform – not just for them, but for their family as well. It’s an opportunity for us to give back to someone who has given to our country. For us, this is personal.

The AC Pro Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to one Troops to Trades veteran who is involved in an HVAC technical training program.



Preference will be given to veterans who are returning from deployment overseas. All applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the USA, Canada, Australia or Grand Cayman. To apply for a training opportunity, fill out the online scholarship application.