Tuesday, October 9, 2018

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for Sophomores

Attention SOPHOMORES studying atmospheric and oceanic sciences, environmental engineering, environmental sciences and policy, or ANY major with a strong environmental focus or interest!!! In the last three years, 17 Maryland students have won awards worth up to $9,500 annually along with paid summer research internships (see award benefits below)!!!

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, 2019. US Citizenship, sophomore (2nd year) status, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required to apply.

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

Tuesday, October 16 at 12 noon – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 17 at 12 noon – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 17 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 18 at 4:30 pm– ­2403 Marie Mount Hall

AWARD BENEFITS: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful SOPHOMORE applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with a hands-on research experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education project. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

For more information, or for assistance preparing a NOAA Hollings application, please contact the National Scholarships Office at noaahollings@umd.edu

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2019

Francis DuVinage, Director ­ Leslie Brice, Assistant Director­ www.scholarships.umd.edu