Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Deadline: 01/31/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 100
  • Award Amount: $9,500
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  • Phone: 865-576-3424
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  • Address: 1315 East West Highway Room 10703 Silver Spring, MD 20910

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and to recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Full Description

This is an amazing opportunity for the eligible candidates, being that more than 100 recipients are awarded each year.

Who's eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, the applicant must fulfill the following:

He/she must be a U.S. citizen;

He/she must 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 within the United States or U.S. territories;

He/she can be a community college or transfer student, but he/she must provide proof of application to a four-year institution when applying for the scholarship and submit proof of acceptance prior to starting the program;

The applicant must earn and maintain a 3.0-grade point average on a 4.0 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.

He/she has to 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.

The acceptable related discipline areas of study may include biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

How to Apply

So as to apply, once you have determined that you are eligible for the award,  you must register and create an account in order to get access and complete the application. The entire application does not have to be completed at one time, but the moment it is submitted none of the additional documentation can be added to it.

Applications are evaluated on the following criteria and that is what you need to submit with the completed application form or what you will be asked to include in it: relevant course work (30 percent); education plan and statement of career interest (40 percent); academic recommendations and/or endorsements (reference forms) (20 percent); and additional relevant experience related to diversity of education, extracurricular activities, honors and awards, non-academic and volunteer work, interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills (10 percent).

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