Sponsoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Type: Undergraduate scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a US Citizen, currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories as either:
– a full-time 2nd-year student in a four-year undergraduate program
– a full-time 3rd-year student in a five-year undergraduate program
– a community college or transfer student who is applying to a four-year institution
You also need to earn and maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a declared major in STEM, social science, teacher education, or another major that supports NOAA’s programs and mission

Application Deadline: Applications are open annually Sept 1st through January 31st

Highlight: Are you a current student at an accredited university/college in the United States? Do you have a passion for helping the environment and changing the world? Then check out NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship! NOAA stands for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, ocean, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.  This scholarship awards over 120 scholarships to undergraduate students across the US each year. Successful applicants are awarded up to $9500 per year over the duration of two years.  This scholarship includes a paid 10-week summer internship. The internship is held at a local NOAA facility and interns are paid $700 per week! (along with a housing subsidy… if needed). Past interns have been given the opportunity to go aboard vessels and do field-related activities such as working with fish and diving, as well as engage in more analytical work like computer modelling. Interns of this scholarship are flown to the NOAA headquarters to attend a mandatory orientation before their internship starts, though this orientation has been held virtually since 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. Awardees also receive funding to present their internship research at a scholar symposium at NOAA and up to two national conferences.  In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must be U.S citizens and earn a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, among other eligibility requirements. So, if your major in college aligns with NOAA’s programs and mission, and you’re in your first or second year of college, then try applying for this environmental scholarship. and take your chance to be one of the 120 award winning interns!

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