Submit nominations for NHA’s Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship program

The National Hydropower Association is now accepting nominations for its Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship program.

The $2,500 scholarship was established in 2008 with the intention of encouraging students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydroelectric power industry.

Applicants eligible for the scholarship include college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors beginning fall 2015 or graduate students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents.

NHA said applicants must be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry, including engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries and hydrology), communications or environmental sciences.

The Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship is funded by contributions from NHA, the Hydro Research Foundation, and other organizations and individuals in the hydroelectric field.

The award will be presented to the “young person who demonstrates the academic skills and commitment to help the next generation of leaders in the hydropower industry” during the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference in April.

In 2014, the scholarship was awarded to Thomas Decker, a State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry student, and Nicole Peterson, a University of Wyoming student, bot pursuing degrees in environmental engineering.

The deadline for applying is February 16.

For more information and a full list of eligibility requirements, click here.

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Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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