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Applications for the fourth year of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are being accepted through Jan. 30, 2004. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The program is open to graduate and undergraduate students in NOAA-related fields, such as meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, math and computer sciences. The program’s goal is to encourage students and faculty at minority serving institutions to pursue applied research and education in atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences and remote sensing programs.

“Through this program, the students work with NOAA scientists at NOAA facilities. We hope that their experience will encourage them to consider a career with NOAA,” Rousseau said.

The Graduate Sciences Program applicants must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a minimum 3.0 average and be a U.S. citizen. Successful applicants are hired into entry-level positions at NOAA and trained in a predetermined course of study. NOAA will provide funding for the student’s academic study; this includes books, tuition, housing allowance and research support.

Ten students will be selected for the Undergraduate Scholarship Program, which is a 10-week paid summer internship. Applicants must attend a MSI and major in a NOAA-related field.

NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through research to better understand weather and climate-related events and to manage wisely our nation's coastal and marine resources.

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