The AMS Minority Scholarships is aimed at helping the Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.
The amazing award is there to support minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences and who show the need for financial support due to the expensive educational costs.
Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 100th Anniversary Program and the number of awards would depend on them, so each year the committee makes a new decision.
The award is $6,000 two-year scholarship for $3000 per year during freshman and sophomore years.
We suggest you to first take into consideration the eligibility requirements for this scholarship and only then apply for it.
The committee has determined that the applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.
The eligible applicants are minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college.
Additionally, all students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, while Marine Biology is not eligible.
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Once you go through these requirements and see that you meet them all, you are highly encouraged to try your luck.
How to Apply
Now, that you found out that you are eligible for this award, you should think about the application procedures.
You will need to submit a completed application package which includes:
- A filled-out application form found on the scholarship provider’s website
- An official high school transcript showing the past three years
- A letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor
- A copy of scores from an SAT or similar national college entrance exam
Make sure that all the information is provided, as the application cannot be submitted unless all the required fields are filled out.
Then, if everything is done, you can submit the application for consideration by the deadline, which is February 8th.
The AMS Minority Scholarships committee will go through all the applications, select the most deserving candidate and announce the winner.