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NOAA Graduate Sciences Program

Scholarship Provider: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Application Deadline: 01/31/2013
Description: The Graduate Sciences Program (GSP) is aimed primarily at increasing opportunities for students in NOAA-related fields to pursue research and educational training in atmospheric, environmental, remote sensing and oceanic sciences at minority serving institutions (MSI) when possible. The GSP offers between two years (master's candidates) to four years (doctoral students) of NOAA-related research and training opportunities.

The GSP is designed to provide employment opportunities and work experience to qualified graduating seniors and graduate students in engineering, biology, environmental law, socio-economics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, physical science, computer science, geography and geology. Qualified candidates must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher every semester/quarter.

Prior to acceptance into the program, students must be enrolled in an accredited graduate school and obtain a letter of recommendation by a school official. NOAA requires proof of acceptance in an accredited graduate program.
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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
Awards Given: 21-50
Length of Award: One Year
More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Other Comments: This program provides for formal periods of work, study, and structured classroom training in meteorology, hydrology, cartography, oceanography, ecology, geography, marine biology, computer science, and environmental law. The GSP pays for tuition, books, lab fees, a housing allowance at the selected university, travel expenses, and salary during 16 weeks of NOAA work experience per year for each participant at a NOAA research facility. NOAA scientists are assigned as mentors to graduate scientists during the training period.

Additional Requirements to be eligible to apply for the Graduate Sciences Program, at the time of application you must:

be currently enrolled as either a full-time student in an undergraduate program and be graduating in the Spring term or as a full-time student in a graduate program at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories. The undergraduate degree must be in the NOAA sciences, including but not limited to, biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, geology, geography, mathematics, law, social science, environmental science or engineering with a cumulative

at the graduate level, have declared a 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, or geomatics that support NOAA's programs and missions; and,

progressed in coursework such that required course work and assignments for targeted position must be completed within two years for a Master's degree and four years for a PhD.

Mail completed applications to:

NOAA Office of Education
Graduate Sciences Program
1315 East West Highway, Room 10703
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Applications and unofficial transcripts may also be submitted electronically to: However references must be mailed to the address above

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Chantell Haskins
NOAA Office of Education
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 713-9437 x 125
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