Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Hollings Scholarship Program aims to foster education and careers in oceanic and atmospheric science. It provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. An internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities.

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Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year students in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories.  Applicants must earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

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