$2K Scholarships

The National Fluid Power Association is offering $2,000 scholarships to help students enrolled in high schools, technical colleges and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power.



The application will be available in the fall of 2022 to April 3, 2023 at midnight. Selected recipients will each receive up to $2,000* in scholarship funds after July 1, 2023, to be applied towards tuition costs for the school year 2023-24. 



Scholarships are available to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. school with 9 credit hours or equivalent, who have earned a 2.5 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 tuition is less than $2,000, the remaining funds must be returned to NFPA.

**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 do 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 the Workforce Team at workforce@nfpa.com

Funding for the Fluid Power Scholarship comes, in part, from donors to the Tom Wanke Legacy Fund.

Please consider making a donation.

2022 Scholarship Winners

  • Paton DeSha

    Paton DeSha

    Chattanooga State TCAT

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Ben Quade cropped

    Ben Quade

    Iowa State University

    Ames, Iowa


  • Brendan McCluskey

    Brendan McCluskey

    George Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Raymond F. Hanley Memorial Award

  • Dmitriy Rybalko

    Dmitriy Rybalko

    Hennepin Technical College

    Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Paul Schlotman

    Paul Schlotman

    South Dakota State University

    Brookings, South Dakota

  • Wyatt Morlan

    Wyatt Morlan

    Spokane Community College

    Spokane, Washington

  • Ryan Collins

    Ryan Collins

    Spokane Community College

    Spokane, Washington


  • Nicholas Zambrano

    Nicholas Zambrano

    University of Southern California

    Los Angeles, California

  • Spencer Burke

    Spencer Burke

    University of Texas at Austin

    Austin, Texas

    Robert Mackey Memorial Award

  • Michael Glochowsky

    Michael Glochowsky

    Triton College

    River Grove, Illinois

  • Hugo Garcia

    Hugo Garcia

    Moraine Valley Community College

    Palos Hills, Illinois

  • Tatiyana Timmons

    Tatiyana Timmons

    Murray State University

    Murray, Kentucky

  • Jose A. Solorio

    Jose Solorio

    Purdue University

    West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Nathan Linke

    Nathan Linke

    South Dakota State University

    Brookings, South Dakota

  • Zoe Kulphongpatana

    Zoe Kulphongpatana

    University of Kansas

    Lawrence, Kansas

  • Albert Ly

    Albert Ly

    Triton College

    River Grove, Illinois

  • Thomas Lahr

    Thomas Lahr

    Hennepin Technical College

    Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Austin Nolley

    Austin Nolley

    Iowa State University

    Ames, Iowa