The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program provides support for undergraduate student training in NOAA mission sciences and teacher education. Awards include academic assistance for full-time study during an academic year; a ten-week internship during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance for a second academic year.
The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program was established in 2005 to honor retiring Senator Ernest F. Hollings of South Carolina. Coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Education, in conjunction with the Educational Council, the program supports the mission to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs. The program is designed to:
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance of up to $8,000 for full-time study during the nine-month academic year; a ten-week, full-time summer internship position ($650/week) at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance of up to $8,000 for full-time study during a second nine-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical 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.
September 2014 Application is available online.
January 2015 Completed application and required documentation must be submitted to NOAA.