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 2025 Conference Sponsorships will be available along with the 2023, 2024, and 2025 scholarships. Watch this space for more information and see below for 2023-2024 scholarship information. 

Houston Chapter Scholarships for Texas

Attention Hydrographers, Cartographers, & Geomatic Specialists Alike!
The Houston Chapter of The Hydrographic Society is awarding multiple $1,000
scholarships this year to students enrolled full-time (undergraduate - 12
credits/semester; graduate - 9 credits/semester).
⦁ Must be a member of the Houston Chapter of the Hydrographic Society of the
(visit Join THSOA, sign up using your .edu email)
⦁ To apply, submit your application and complete the checklist found below:
(to be updated once it is posted on the THSOA website)
Submissions should be sent to: [email protected]  Attn: 2023 Scholarship Application.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email or to any of our committee members for more information.

Deadline to submit applications is Friday, November 17th.

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Southeast Chapter Scholarships

The Southeast Chapter of THSOA (Alabama - Arkansas - Florida - Georgia - Louisiana-Mississippi - Oklahoma - South Carolina) is awarding (6) $1,000 scholarships this year to students enrolled full-time (undergraduate - 12 credits/semester; graduate - 9 credits/semester)!

Applicants must be a citizen, permanent resident of the U.S., or hold a student, educational based visa. If an applicant holds a student visa and is fully funded by GEBCO or NOAA, they cannot apply. Applicants must be a THSOA member in good standing. To apply, submit your application and required completed materials below.

Submissions can be mailed to the address in the application or be sent to [email protected]

Questions? Reach out to or [email protected]

Applications for the current scholarship award will be accepted until Thursday, November 30, 2023.

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