The scholarships are administered through HARDI's James D. Wilder Foundation, which also provides grants to graduate and undergraduate students engaged in warehousing/logistics research projects as part of their academic pursuits in supply chain technology.
In addition to the HALO supply chain scholarships, a HARDI-HALO $1,000 scholarship is contributed annually to Ferris State University for a needy student in HVAC technology as selected by the faculty. Also, scholarships are made available to qualified employees of member firms through the David M. Lawson Memorial Fund.
In other news, HARDI donated the 1932-1969 bound volumes of American Artisan magazine to the history section of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Engineers' library in Atlanta, Ga. American Artisan had been a 100-year-old technical publication directed to the sheet metal contractor and air-conditioning dealer. Originally a scientific journal published in New York, it moved to Chicago and became application focused, evolving into a leading metals, heating and air-conditioning publication. Residential design manuals now published by the Air-Conditioning Contractors of America originated from articles that first appeared in American Artisan written by Professor "Bud" Konzo. Konzo was a researcher at the University of Illinois and later became an ASHRAE Fellow. HARDI gained possession of the bound volumes in the early 1970s. They were often used as student resources for its Home Study Institute.