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, tuition assistance, 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:
High school seniors are not eligible to apply.
Eligible Programs of Study
|Civil||Biology||Public Administration||Environmental Management|
|Earth Sciences||Fisheries||Public Policy||Environmental Studies|
|Electrical||Forestry||Public Relations||Renewable Energy|
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. One award will be granted.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
All applicants will be notified in April.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of NHA. Payment is made in early August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Finalists will be selected by Scholarship America, and the NHA panel will select the recipient.
Financial need is not considered.
Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 22, 2022 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.