University Scholarships & Grants

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs. The Fluid Power University Grant is designed to provide funding to faculty to implement new and add more fluid power courses and content to their undergraduate agricultural and mechanical engineering programs.

Through this program, NFPA will provide up to $8,000 in financial support for each selected project. 

Please note that the approval process takes between 4-6 weeks. All applications must be submitted no later than May 1, 2020 in order to receive the funds by June 30, 2020. 




  • Funding must be connected to adding new or expanding existing fluid power content in your curriculum.

    • Projects related to the core competencies identified by the fluid power industry will be given preference. Free resources to help you teach these core competencies are available in NFPA’s Curricula Tree 

    • The project must have on-going usage and benefits beyond a one-year scope.

The selection of funding recipients will be based on the following criteria:

  • Merits of the project – its goals and objectives related to adding new or expanding existing fluid power content to curriculum 
  • Relevance to adding fluid power curricula at your university
  • Average number of students enrolled in the fluid power course
  • Multiplier effect (What is the expected long-term future outcome of this project?)

Examples of supported activities funded by this grant include (but are not limited to):

  • Development of teaching tools (e.g., textbooks, software programs, training stations)

  • Lab development, maintenance, upgrades


Contact Amy Zignego for questions or 414-778-3376.

Contact Info

6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)