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]. 

Houston Chapter Scholarships for Texas

Deadline to submit applications has passed Friday, November 17th.

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.

Download Application Form

National Scholarships Offered

Tuition Scholarship  Deadline: 13 December 2023

  • This scholarship is to be utilized for tuition, books, or fees associated with undergraduate or graduate school attendance.
  • The value of the scholarship is up to $1000. 

Internship  Deadline: Rolling

  • This scholarship is to be utilized by the student to participate in an internship/fellowship.
  • The value of the scholarship is up to $2000.

Professional Certification / Training  Deadline: Rolling

  • This scholarship is to be used by the student to receive a professional certification or attend a professional training (e.g., BOSIET, Captain’s License, micro-credentials etc.
  • The value of the scholarship is up to $1000
     Use the Professional Certification/Training Scholarship to Learn SonarWiz  Deadline: 1  December 2023
  • Industry Partnership for Professional Training: SonarWiz Combined Scholarship: Chesapeake Tech is offering free student registrations to the SonarWiz Annual Training Charleston, South Carolina December 12-14, 2023 
*If you’re an industry member of THSOA and want to work with the Scholarship Committee to fund students to attend a training or certification, contact [email protected]

Conference Attendance  Deadline: Rolling

This scholarship is to be used by the student to attend a conference.
The value of the scholarship is up to $2000.


  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours. 
  • The applicant must be a citizen/permanent resident of The United States of America or possess a valid U.S. student visa.
  • Applications will be reviewed by THSOA Student Outreach and Scholarship Committee.
  • Students are not eligible for a national and a regional THSOA scholarship (e.g., THSOA Southeast Chapter) in the same academic year.

Application Submission

  • Please submit the scholarship application and all accompanying documents by electronic mail to [email protected].  Include your surname and the scholarship type in the subject line of the electronic mail (e.g., Browne_Internship).
  • Inquiries can be submitted to [email protected]
Download Application Form