NOAA 2005-R912
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Contact: Aja Sae-Kung
4/22/05
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NOAA SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR ITS NEW
ERNEST F. HOLLINGS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Up to $28,425 Available Per Student for Studies and Internships

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting applications for a new undergraduate scholarship program in honor of the recently retired South Carolina Senator Ernest F. Hollings, who throughout his career promoted ocean research and the study of our atmosphere.

NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program will provide about 110 college undergraduates up to $28,425 to support academic studies related to NOAA science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities, and a related internship designed to provide a “hands-on,” multi-disciplinary training experience. Applications are due May 23, 2005.

The Hollings scholarship program will provide selected undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for full-time study during their junior and senior years (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year); a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA or partner facility; a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship; and travel expenses to attend and participate in a Hollings scholarship program conference at the end of the internship.

“The Hollings Scholarship Program gives us the opportunity to recognize and reward some of our nation’s brightest students who someday may become our next generation of oceanographers, marine biologists, or climate scientists,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.

The Hollings Scholarship Program expands and supports NOAA’s 35-year commitment to enhance economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and provide environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources. The program is part of a larger effort to enhance NOAA’s strategic efforts to promote environmental literacy and ensure a future, world-class workforce to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission.

In support of these efforts, Hollings scholars will be selected from applicants majoring in a broad range of disciplines including: biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and teacher education.

Applications for the Hollings Scholarship Program are available on-line through http://www.orau.gov/noaa/HollingsScholarship, by mail ATTN: NOAA/Hollings Scholarship, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, P.O. Box 117, MS 36, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117, by e-mail at HollingsScholarship@orau.gov, or by telephone (865) 576-3424. Contact NOAA’s Education Office for further information by e-mail, noaa.education@noaa.gov or phone (202) 482-3384.

NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources.

On the Web:

NOAA: http://www.noaa.gov

Scholarship Applications: http://www.orau.gov/noaa/HollingsScholarship