NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

PURPOSE

To provide recognize outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields and support their further development.  Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 

AWARD
Student scholars receive up to $9,500 per adademic year to support their studies, as well as paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the US.

NUMBER OFFERED
100+

ELIGIBILITY

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories;
  • earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and
  • have and 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.

DEADLINES

January deadline. Application opens in the fall.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply directly to NOAA through an online application. A complete application consists of:

  • A completed scholarship application form;
  • One essay;
  • Official college transcript(s) (one for each institution attended; uploaded into the online application); and;
  • Two academic references, from professors or lecturers who have taught you in your current or past undergraduate institution.

CONTACT

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Website
NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship