The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is accepting applications for new scholarships. Up to 18 scholarships totaling $48,000 are available in 2011.

The scholarships are sponsored in part by A.O. Smith Water Heaters, Bradford White Water Heaters, and the PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund.

The scholarships available through the PHCC Educational Foundation are available to students enrolled in an approved plumbing or HVACR apprentice program; a full-time degree program at an accredited two-year community college, technical college or trade school; or a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.

Students may also be required to be pursuing a course of study directly related to the HVAC and plumbing industries.

Information and application forms can be found at foundation.phccweb.org/scholarships, or by calling the PHCC Educational Foundation at 800/ 533-7694. Applications and supporting materials are due no later than May 1, 2011.