NFPA Fluid Power Scholarship

The National Fluid Power Association is offering $2,000 scholarships help students enrolled in high schools, technical colleges and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power.

We are not currently accepting applications. Next year’s application will become available in January 2022.

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. or Canadian school with 9 credit hours or the equivalent, who have earned a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale cumulative and who are taking, or plan to take, a minimum of one fluid power course.

High School Seniors: You must provide an admission letter from the University or Tech School Engineering Department providing enrollment.*

College Seniors/Graduating Applicants: Students graduating in May or June of the current year may not apply for a scholarship, unless enrolled in a four year school in the next (fall) semester. An acceptance or admission letter must accompany the application and the student must show enrollment and/or completion of at least one fluid power course.* Four-year school graduates pursuing a Master’s Degree are not eligible for this scholarship.

*If an admission letter is not provided with an application that is selected, it must be submitted before the scholarship award will be issued.

One letter of recommendation, examples include:

Fluid power, science, math or technology instructor Principal, dean or career counselor Non-related adult who knows you (outside of your school)

450-500 word typed essay (dated and signed). The essay should cover:

Why you chose to learn about fluid power (describe your career aspirations)
What impact you think you can have on the fluid power industry
Career goals/leadership roles/extracurricular activities
Awards you have been given
Community service

Note: Your essay will be evaluated based on grammar, spelling, proper length and content. Please give great care to the essay.

For more information, contact Amy Zignego.