National Hydropower Association Past Presidents Legacy Scholarship

Website: NHA


National Hydropower Association created the Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship in 2008 to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. Our growing industry has professionals in many different fields, including engineering, IT, biology, environmental sciences, forestry, hydrology, animal sciences, management, financial services, communications, and other areas. Many companies also offer high-paying skilled labor and technical positions.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.


Applicants to the Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship must be:

  • Current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors beginning fall 2023; or, graduate students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university; or applicants must be students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational technical school or program.
  • United States citizen or legal resident.
  • Pursuing a program of study approved by NHA that is related to the hydropower industry. A list of approved programs of study is listed below.

High school seniors are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Programs of Study

  • Engineering
  • Sciences
  • Communications
  • Other
  • Civil
  • Biology
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental Management
  • Earth Sciences
  • Fisheries
  • Public Policy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Electrical
  • Forestry
  • Public Relations
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental
  • Geology
  • Mechanical
  • Hydrology
  • Systems
Student Type
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

The Application Deadline is February 15, 2023-02-15 by 3:00 pm CT

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 20, 2023 3:00 pm.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically. Application found here.

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