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.

THSOA National Scholarships

THSOA offers scholarships to full-time students seeking a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree in Hydrographic Surveying or other related fields.

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THSOA Chapter Based Scholarships 

Southeast Chapter Scholarships 2022 - 2023 are now open: The Southeast Chapter of The Hydrographic Society of America will be awarding six (6) $1,000 scholarships this year to students enrolled full-time (undergraduate - 12 credits/semester; graduate - 6 credits/semester), in a two year, four year or a graduate program! Students may send in their scholarship packet by mail in the address listed on the application, or electronically to [email protected].

Deadline: November 30, 2022 | Awarded: January 1, 2023. 

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 or university located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina 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 hold a student visa and if fully funded by GEBCO or NOAA, they cannot apply. Student need to be a member of THSOA, or can apply as one.The students can apply to both THOSA National and Southeast Chapter Scholarships, they just can only be awarded one. 

Southeast Chapter Scholarship

Conference Sponsorship

For student attendance at our Biannual US Hydro conference, THSOA offers scholarships for students to travel to the conference. Additionally, we support student attendance to the Canadian Hydrographic Conference.

Apply for Conference Sponsorship