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. 


Application is available on January 1, 2021 through April 2, 2021.

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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.

Past Recipients


Alec Goldstrohm
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio


Alexander Cygan
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, Kansas


Alexander Davis 
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia


Andreas Wilson 
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington


Benjamin Bersie
Hennepin Technical College
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota


Brendan McCluskey
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
(Raymond F. Hanley Memorial Award)

Dane Rogers
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington


Elizabeth Lincoln
University of Missouri – Columbia
Columbia, Missouri


Jacob Powers
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington


Jordyn Bracey
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, Florida


Jose Alejandro Solorio
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana


Luke Wille
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa


Nathaniel Maki
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington
Zoe Kulphongpatana 
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
(Robert Mackey Memorial Award)


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