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.
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.