National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to: 

  • Increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
  • Increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
  • 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 term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies 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.

Period of Study

Awards are available for one year with the option to extend for a second. 

Special Considerations

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

Award

Student scholars receive up to $9,500 per academic year to support their studies, as well as paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the U.S.

Application

Application materials are made available annually in September. 

Deadline(s)

Deadline information and application materials are available on the NOAA Hollings Scholarship website

Details

Discipline

  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English

Duration

  • Summer
  • Yearlong
  • Other

Program Type

  • Research
  • Tuition Aid
  • Undergraduate

Region

  • North America
  • DC

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No