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Educational Partnership Program (EPP) - Undergraduate Scholarship Program Application

Scholarship Provider: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Application Deadline: 02/17/2012
Description: The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers scholarship opportunities for rising junior year students* attending minority serving institutions who are majoring in disciplines included, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, or geomatics.  

*The scholarship website also states that the program is available to third year students in a 5 year program.  Please see the website for more details.
Scholarship Amount: up to $8,000 max
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College or Research University
Applicant Class Requirement: Sophomore or also for 3rd year students in a 5 year program
Minority Status Requirement: Students attending Minority Serving Institutions--see website for details
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 11-20
Length of Award: One Year
More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Other Comments: The Educational Partnership Program (EPP)/Undergraduate Scholarship Program (USP) provides selected undergraduate applicants with a scholarship award (up to a max of $8,000) for two academic years of full-time study and two 10-week, full-time internships ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility. The internship begins the last week of May each year, and provides "hands-on" research training involving in NOAA-related science, research, technology, and policy activities. Scholarships also include a mandatory NOAA orientation during the last week of May in the first year of the scholarship award; a housing subsidy for student scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship; round-trip travel to the internship site including reimbursement for incidentals; travel funds for attendance and participation at a EPP/USP Scholarship Program symposium at the completion of the internship; and, one professional conference to present the results of their summer project.

Also, please note:

If a particular major is not listed on the application under "Field of Study," you may still be eligible. Scholarships are limited to the fields of study identified on the application, NOT to the majors listed under those fields. A wide variety of general undergraduate academic programs can be applicable to NOAA's mission. Application reviewers will look specifically at applicant's coursework and statements of academic and career interest to assess how a particular course of study relates to NOAA.

To apply for an EPP/USP Scholarship, visit:

If you do not have Internet access, hard-copy applications can be requested by contacting: NOAA/Office of Education (OEd), 1315 East West Highway, Room 10737, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6233, Attn: Student Scholarship Team, or you may email:

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Sandy Sarvis
NOAA Office of Education
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 713-9437 x150
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