Scholarship Opportunity Detail Page
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
|Scholarship Provider:||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|
|Description:||The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research -- particularly by female and minority students -- in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology. Congress authorized the Program, as described in the National Marine Sanctuaries Amendments Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-513), soon after Dr. Foster's death in June 2000, as a means of honoring her life's work and contribution to the nation. The program is administered through NOAA's Office of Education and funded annually with one percent of the amount appropriated each fiscal year to carry out the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
The 2009-2010 application process begins January 1, 2009 and ends March 31, 2009.
More details will be provided upon publication of the Federal Register Notice.
|Scholarship Amount:||Up to $20,000|
|School Type Requirement:||Four Year College or Research University
|Applicant Class Requirement:||Senior or Entering Graduate Student or Current Graduate Student
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen
|Length of Award:||More Than One Year
|Minimum GPA:||3.0 GPA on a 4.0 Scale|
|Other Comments:||Studying a NOAA science: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology,physical science, photogrammetry,physics, etc.|
Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information
Chantell Haskins and Priti Brahma
NOAA Office of Education
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 713-9437 x150