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Scholarships

The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) encourages college/university students to consider a career in hydrographic surveying. THSOA and its chapters provide several student scholarships in order to assist students with academic costs.

Without the help of our officers, volunteers, members and event sponsors we would not be able to provide these scholarships and we thank you for your generosity. If you have any scholarship questions or concerns please contact the administrative assistant.

National Scholarship

The National THSOA scholarships are available to full-time student seeking a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree in Hydrographic Surveying, Ocean Mapping, Geomatics, Ocean Sciences, Geographic Information System (GIS), Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field.

At least five scholarships will be awarded this year. The scholarship deadline for the 2018 - 2019 academic year school is November 15, 2018. The National scholarship criteria and application can be downloaded at the link below:

THSOA Universal Scholarship Form - FILLABLE-1.pdf

Houston Chapter Scholarship

The Houston Chapter of THSOA scholarships are available to full-time first-year, second-year or later students who are currently enrolled in a Hydrographic and/or Geophysical Survey, Geomatic/Geodetic Engineering, Ocean Sciences, Survey or Systems Engineering, Electronics, Software Development, or Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) and that can demonstrate an interest in marine or offshore survey, mapping or survey and positioning in-line with the above subjects. Applicant must be a current resident of Texas or plan on attending a college in Texas.
At least two scholarships will be awarded this year. The scholarship deadline for the 2017 - 2018 academic school year is October 31, 2018. The Houston Chapter scholarship criteria and application can be downloaded at the link below:

THSOA-HC_Scholarship_Application - 2018-2019.pdf

Mid-West Chapter Scholarship

The Mid-West Chapter of THSOA scholarships are available to full-time (12 credits/semester), college students who are currently enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year or graduate program and demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career in Hydrographic surveying, Marine Technology, Ocean Engineering, Ocean Mapping, Geomatics, Ocean Sciences, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other related field at a school within one of the Wed-West Chapter states. Mid-west Chapter states include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Two scholarships will be awarded for this year on January 1, 2018. The scholarship deadline for the 2017 - 2018 academic school year is December 1, 2018. The Mid-West Chapter scholarship criteria and application can be downloaded at the link below:

THSOA 2018-2019 Mid-West Scholarship-Application.pdf

New England Chapter Scholarship

a) Scholarship is available to an applicant who meets the following criteria:

• Is a full-time college student (undergraduate - 12 credits/semester, graduate - 9 credits/semester) who is currently enrolled in a college, community college, or university located in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI or VT in a two year, four year or a graduate program, and demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career in hydrographic surveying or related fields.

• High school senior who has applied for, and been accepted in a full-time U.S. college or university located in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI or VT with accreditation recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, and who also demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career in hydrographic surveying or related fields.

b) Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

c) Applications for scholarships are accepted between January 1 and March 31 for the subsequent academic year. (Jan 21, 2021: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 IMPACT).

d) Be a THSOA student member in good standing at time of award of scholarship.

e) Applications will be reviewed by THSOA-New England Chapter Education Committee.

f) Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-April.

g) The number of scholarships granted will be:

• 4 x $1,000

h) Selection will be based on a combination of academic performance, letters of recommendation, and answers documented in the application process.

i) Applicants cannot receive a National and regional (Chapter) scholarship in the same academic year.

Southeast Chapter Scholarship

The Southeast Chapter of THSOA scholarships are available to full-time students seeking a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree in Hydrographic Surveying, Ocean Mapping, Geomatics, Ocean Sciences, Geographic Information System (GIS), Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field. Applicants be a current resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or South Carolina or plan on attending a college in those states.
At least four scholarships will be awarded this year. The scholarship deadline for the 2020 - 2021 academic year school is November 30, 2020. For more information or to request a scholarship application, please email: mike.nitska@hydroterratec.com or thsoa.sechapter@gmail.com..
THSOA Southeast Chapter 2020-2021 Scholarship Application.pdf

Address:
P.O. Box 1095
Cheshire, CT 06410
USA