NHA seeks applications for 2009 scholarship program

The National Hydropower Association invites applications through March 1, 2009, for its Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship.

NHA launched the scholarship program in 2008 to attract talented students to careers in the hydropower industry. (HNN 2/1/08) William Garrard, a Penn State student pursuing a degree in information science and technology, was the recipient of the program’s first award in 2008.

The program will begin accepting applications for its 2009 scholarship on Jan. 15; applications are due March 1. The $2,000 scholarship will be presented to the recipient at NHA’s 2009 annual conference, May 11-13, in Washington.

Applicants must be: juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a minimum cumulative 3.0-grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent, enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university; or students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational technical school or program. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents.

The Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship is funded by contributions from NHA, the Hydro Research Foundation, previous NHA presidents, and other donors.

The scholarship application will be available on NHA’s Internet site, www.hydro.org. Applications should be sent to Scholarship America: NHA Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship, Scholarship Management Services, One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082. For information, contact Diane Lear, E-mail: diane@hydro.org.

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