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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration is accepting applications for a scholarship program
in honor of retired South Carolina Senator Ernest F. Hollings who
promoted ocean and atmospheric study and research throughout his career.
This is the second year the scholarship is being made available to
students interested in pursuing degrees in ocean and atmospheric sciences
The Hollings scholarship program will provide selected undergraduate students 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 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 orientation and conference at the beginning and end of the internship respectively.
“Fostering interest in environmental literacy is a vital issue to Sen. Hollings and to all of us at NOAA. We are proud to administer the Hollings scholarship program which is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education. The students who receive this award may someday become our next generation of teachers, 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.
Applications for the Hollings Scholarship Program are available on-line at http://www.orau.gov/noaa/HollingsScholarship, by e-mail at HollingsScholarship@orau.gov, by telephone (865) 241-8240 or by mail
ATTN: NOAA/Hollings Scholarship
NOAA’s Education Office for further information by e-mail at,
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 the nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, 61 countries and the European Commission to develop a global network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.
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Scholarship application information: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html