Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NOAA Hollings Scholarship for Sophomores

Attention SOPHOMORES studying atmospheric and oceanic sciences, environmental engineering, environmental science and policy, and other majors with a strong environmental focus or interest.  In the last two years, 13 Maryland students have won scholarship awards worth up to $9,500 annually and paid summer research internships – and over half of them were ENSP majors!

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

The award: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful SOPHOMORE applicants up to $9,500 per year for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) at a NOAA facility 
during the summer following junior year 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 provides 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 about, and for assistance preparing, a NOAA Hollings application, please contact the National Scholarships Office ASAP at

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2017