now open! Providing scholarships and internships to outstanding
students studying at Minority Serving Institutions.
of 2016 Group Photo
Left to Right: Kekeh Akofa, Kammie-Dominique Tavares, Kirby
Bartlett, Robert Abitbol, Charmane Robinson, Valentina
Rappa, Maria Cogliando (NOAA)
Scholarship applications are due January 31, 2017. Start
your application today!
The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships
for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate
students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants
conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships.
Since 2001, over 186 students have completed the program and over
75% go on to graduate school.
Students attending Minority Serving Institutions as defined
by the US Department of Education (Hispanic Serving Institutions,
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and
Universities, Alaskan-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian
Serving Institutions) are eligible to apply for the program.
About the program
- Students receive awards valued at up to $45,000 in total
support (including travel and conference participation) during
their junior and senior years.
- Students complete an 11 week paid summer internship and training
at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first
summer. During the second summer, students complete a 10 week
paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country. Students
are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance during summer
- Student scholarship recipients attend a two-week orientation
at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship
in early June.
- At the end of both summer internships, students present the
results of their projects at an Education and Science Symposium
in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid).
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
- Must be currently enrolled as a full-time 2nd year student
in a four-year academic program; or transferring from a two-year
to a four-year institution; or a 3rd year student in a five-year
- Studying a discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission
at an accredited minority serving institution (college or university
within the United States or U.S. territories).
- Must earn and maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average
on a 4.0 scale.
Apply and contact information
To apply for an EPP/MSI USP Scholarship, students can visit: https://oedwebapps.iso.noaa.gov/uspa.
The application is available annually September through January.
If you have questions, you may contact EPP.USP@noaa.gov.