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 will accept applications from January 1, 2022 through April 3, 2022. Click here for the application link.


Scholarships are available to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. 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.

2021 Scholarship Recipients


Ashleigh Creeger
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington


Ben Quade
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
(Raymond F. Hanley Memorial Award)


Brendan McCluskey
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia


Dana Nestrick
Triton College
River Grove, Illinois


Elizabeth Lincoln
University Of Missouri – Columbia
Columbia, Missouri


Evan Bartelsen
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Joleen Nush
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington
(Robert Mackey Memorial Award)


Luke Wille
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa


Max Kolesnikov
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, Illinois


Michael Glochowsky
Triton College
River Grove, Illinois


Natalie Pecaro
Triton College
River Grove, Illinois


Reagan Lawson
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California


Sawyer Newman
Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana

Seth Leighton
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington

Zoe Kulphongpatana
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas


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