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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is offering two scholarships for undergraduates for the upcoming 2019 school year. Applications for both scholarships become available in September of 2018.

Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Undergraduate Scholarship:
The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship is offering a multiple summer opportunity where students complete an 11 week paid summer internship and training at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete a 10 week paid internship at NOAA facilities across the country. Students receive awards valued at up to $45,000 in total support (including travel and conference participation) during their junior and senior years. Ten students are selected competitively among rising juniors or 4th-year students in a 5-year program.

This undergraduate program aims to increase the number of students particularly from underrepresented minority communities who attend Minority Serving Institutions.  The EPP and MSI scholarships aim is to provide an opportunity for undergraduates in Science, Engineering, Mathematical and computer technology and social science disciplines related to NOAA’s mission and objectives.

For more information including eligibility and how to apply, visit NOAA’s EPP/MSI scholarship page.

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship:
The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship program 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.

The program selects 110-150 students per year and must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

For more information on this scholarship, visit the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship on the NOAA website.

If you have any additional questions regarding these programs contact the Deputy Director of Higher Education with the NOAA, Marlene Kaplan, via email at or by phone at 301.628.2901.