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Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provider: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Application Deadline: 01/30/2009
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:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College or Research University
Applicant Class Requirement: Sophomore or Junior or Senior or Entering Graduate Student or Current Graduate Student
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 101+
Length of Award: One Year
More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all required courses
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

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