THSOA encourages college/university students to consider a career in hydrographic surveying or other hydrospatial sciences. 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 [email protected]

NSPS Hydrographer Certification Information

The program was established in 1981 primarily to identify those individuals that were qualified to conduct the rigorous hydrographic surveys needed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Coast Survey under NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Since that time over 300 individuals have been certified as meeting the minimum five-year experience requirement and core competencies of a professional hydrographer.

US Hydro Conference Sponsorships

US Hydro 2023 Conference Sponsorships are now open: THSOA will be sponsoring 14 undergraduate students to attend the US Hydro 2023 conference, which will run from 12-16 March 2023 in Mobile, Alabama. The sponsorship will cater for transport to and from the conference, accommodation and a food stipend for the meals that are not catered for at the conference. The students have to be enrolled full-time (12 credits/semester) in a two- or four-year program.

Applications are closed for the 2023 conference, thank you to everyone who applied!

The student must demonstrate a keen interest in pursuing a career in hydrographic surveying or related fields or a High school senior who has applied and has been accepted in a fulltime U.S. college with accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must be a citizen, permanent resident of the U.S, or hold a valid student, educational based visa. If an applicant holds a student visa and is fully funded by GEBCO or NOAA, they cannot apply. Students need to be a member of THSOA or can apply to be one. Students who applied and got awarded either the THSOA National or any of the Chapter Scholarships will not qualify.

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