Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship & Internship Program for Undergraduate USA Students

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Several fields (see below)
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: NOAA
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities.

The NOAA scholarships helps increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy.

The NOAA program helps 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 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.

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for Hollings Scholarship, at the time of application (annually September through January) you must:
  • 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 semester or quarter, as well as have and maintain a cumulative GPA in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies for every semester or quarter, cumulative, and in your major field of study 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.
Eligible groups
Citizens of the United States

Participating Institutions
Accredited colleges or universities within the United States or U.S. territories

Fields of study
Undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Related discipline areas of study may include: biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

Number of awards
At least 130+ students per year

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of 2-year study

Scholarship benefits
It provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Method of Application
Students apply in their second year of undergraduate study and each must be a full-time undergraduate majoring in a NOAA mission field such as oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical sciences, social sciences, and teacher education.

Applicants may apply online at https://oedwebapps.iso.noaa.gov/uspa by creating a Login Account. The application is available annually September through January.

It is important to visit the official scholarship webpage (link to it is below) for detailed information on this scholarship award and how to pply for it.

DEADLINES:
The scholarship application period for the class of 2020 opens on September 1, 2019, and will close on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

PLEASE NOTE:
The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of Senator Ernest F. Hollings, who was well known for supporting ocean policy and conservation.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2020
Open for International Students: No (ONLY US students)

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