Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall - NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Attention SOPHOMORES (or juniors in a 5 year program) studying atmospheric, oceanicand 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 (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, 2014. US Citizenship and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required – see detailed Eligibility requirements below.

The National Scholarships Office is offering information sessions for students interested in learning more about the Hollings Scholarship program – please write toscholarships@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

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 scholarships@umd.edu 

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2014 

Eligibility Requirements: 

• U.S. citizenship.
• Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories, or as a junior in a 5 year program.
• 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.

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