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Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provider: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Application Deadline: 02/04/2011
Description: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with ''hands-on''/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Scholarship Amount: $8,000 per year
Scholarship Website: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html
School Type Requirement: Four Year College or Research University
Applicant Class Requirement: Sophomore
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 101+
Length of Award: One Year
More Than One Year
Renewable
Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all required courses
Other Comments: Applications become available for this scholarship on 11/02/10.

Applicants must maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission.

Related discipline areas of study may include: biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Chantell Haskins and Priti Brahma
NOAA Office of Education
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 713-9437 x150