NOAA undergraduate scholarships

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NOAA’s Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship or the Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Undergraduate Scholarship applications are open until February 1, 2021.

These prestigious scholarships provide students with an academic award of $9,500 per year for two years of full-time study.

The Hollings Scholarship provides a 10-week, full time, paid summer internship opportunity at any NOAA facility nationwide. The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship offers two paid summer internships, one in a NOAA office in the Washington, D.C., area and one at any NOAA facility nationwide.

Both scholarships are available to second-year undergraduate students studying engineering, meteorology, biological sciences, social sciences, education and other NOAA-related subjects. Students who are 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 within the United States or U.S. territories can apply for the Hollings scholarship. If students meet these requirements and also attend a minority serving institution, they may apply for the EPP/MSI scholarship.

All scholars also receive funding to present their summer internship research at two national scientific conferences. Note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, internships may be held virtually. The Office of Education will review precautionary guidelines provided by the CDC in advance of the internships and will notify selected 2021 scholars when a decision is made whether to hold internships virtually or in person.

More information can be found on NOAA website.