NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall - NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator – www.scholarships.umd.edu
Attention SOPHOMORES (second year) studying atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences, environmental sciences and policy, and closely related topics!!! Last year 3 Maryland Sophomores 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, 2013. US Citizenship and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required – see detailed Eligibility requirements below.
The National Scholarships Office supports Maryland applicants for the NOAA Hollings Scholarship – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more.
To learn more, or for assistance preparing a NOAA Hollings application, please contact the National Scholarships Office at email@example.com and visit the Hollings Scholarship website here: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html
AWARD BENEFITS: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful SOPHOMORE applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 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 ‘‘hands-on''/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2013
• U.S. citizenship.
• Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories.
• Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
• Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085