Thursday, October 31, 2013

NOAA Hollings Scholarships!

Attention SOPHOMORES (or juniors in a 5 year program) studying atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences, environmental sciences and policy, and closely related topics!!! In the last two years 4 Maryland sophomores have won Hollings Scholarships worth up to $8,000 annually along with paid summer research internships!!!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) 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 (4) 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. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31, 2014. US Citizenship and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required.

The National Scholarships Office is offering information sessions for students interested in learning more about the Hollings Scholarship program – please write to scholarships@umd.edu indicating which session you plan to attend (if you cannot attend but are interested, write to the same address:

Tuesday, November 5 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 6 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 7 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

For more information and to RSVP for one of the info sessions, please write to scholarships@umd.edu