Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship in the USA

Applications are now invited for the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship. The scholarship program is intended to any U.S students who are currently attending or will be attending the U.S accredited college or university for undergraduate program. The winning students will receive a range of benefits including financial assistance of $9,500 per year. The application deadline is January 31 every year.

Scholarship Description
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program. The scholarship is available for U.S. citizens. The purpose of the program is to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities.

Award Value
Each of the successful applicants of the Hollings Scholarship Program may expect to receive the benefits as follow:

  • An 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 ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.
  • Academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500) 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 NOAA 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.

Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduate degree in any field of studies.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
In order to be qualified to this Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, please ensure to meet the requirements as follow:

  • Be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories
  • Earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution and
  • Have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geometrics, or teacher education that support NOAA’s programs and mission.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the U.S citizens are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
Application should be made through the online system at the this link:

Submission Deadline
January 31 annually.

Website and Application Link

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