Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner—Elizabeth Lincoln

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation.

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded fourteen $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study.

Here’s one of the winners, Elizabeth Lincoln. She is attending the University of Missouri and is enrolled in the engineering program. We asked Elizabeth about winning the scholarship…

What does winning a Fluid Power Scholarship mean to you?
Winning the Fluid Power Scholarship means I will be able to focus on learning more about engineering and mechanics, which will help me succeed in my future! This scholarship will also help me become less dependent on my parents. College is hard to pay for, but hard work will get you through anything! Knowing that I am able to do that is extremely important to me.

Why did you choose to learn about fluid power?
I chose to learn about fluid power because I see the technology everywhere. I notice that a lot of machines wouldn’t work as smoothly if they didn’t have hydraulics and compresses. I would love to spread the importance of fluid power in everyday life!

What are your career aspirations? What type of fluid power job do you hope to get after you graduate?
I am attending the University of Missouri in Columbia, and I plan on majoring in general engineering. I hope to be able to return to the farm I grew up on. I would also love to work as a fluid power engineer and design more effective tools for the future.

The Foundation’s goal is to help individuals enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power. We will start accepting applications for the 2021 Fluid Power Scholarships on January 1, 2021. For further information about the Fluid Power Scholarship program, contact Amy Zignego, Workforce Program Manager, at