Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner—Christian Worner

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation

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

Here’s one of the winnersChristian Worner. He is attending Minnesota State University in Mankato this fall, pursuing a B.S. degree in Automotive Engineering Technology. We asked Christian about winning the scholarship . . .

What does winning this Fluid Power Scholarship mean to you?

Winning this Fluid Power Scholarship means that I have better opportunity to succeed in the future. With the help of the National Fluid Power Association, I will be able to focus on my education and what I love instead of worrying about financing. I am grateful that this association believes in me and is invested in my education, and I would like to thank the NFPA for their support.

Why did you choose to learn about fluid power?

I chose to learn about fluid power because of how applicable it is to automotives and heavy machinery. This field relies heavily on fluid power. Learning about fluid power will help me stand out in my field and be successful.

What are your career aspirations? What type of fluid power job do you hope to get after you graduate?

My career aspirations are to design and build high performance cars and off-road vehicles. With my fluid power knowledge I will be able to design transmissions, suspensions, and other necessary automotive systems. Knowledge of fluid power will assist me in finding success in my career in automotive design and technology.

The Foundation’s goal is to help individuals enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power. For further information on the scholarships, contact Carrie Tatman Schwartz, Workforce Development Manager, at