The 2017 scholarship
application is now open!
and EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship orientation 2016.
(photo courtesy NOAA)
Over the past 10 years, the Hollings Scholarship Program has
provided an average of 118 undergraduate students per year with
tuition support and paid summer internships with NOAA across the
country. Hollings has a growing network of over 1200 alumni from
over 300 universities. Approximately 75% of Hollings Alumni continue
on to graduate school in NOAA mission fields. Find out where the
Hollings Scholarship can take you!
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful
undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance
(up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study during
the 9-month academic year and a 10-week, full-time internship position
($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.
The 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. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory
NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, scientific conferences where
students may present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for
scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their
academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks
and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100%
of Hollings Scholars surveyed said that they would recommend this
opportunity to other students.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings
(Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:
- increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric
science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary
- increase public understanding and support for stewardship
of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
- recruit and prepare students for public service careers with
NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal,
state and local levels of government; and
- recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and
educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific
and environmental education in the United States.
Alumna, Regina McCormack (Photo Credit: Dr. Chris Chambers)
Regina McCormack, 2009 Hollings Scholar (University
of Notre Dame), interned with NOAA Fisheries under the mentorship
of Dr. Chris Chambers. Regina completed her Masters in Marine Policy
at University of Delaware and is now working for Invenergy LLC,
an energy company, in Chicago.
"This has been a fantastic internship all around. I managed
my own project and developed real-world software that will be used
long after I leave. Wherever I work in the future, it will be somewhere
engaging and challenging, where I have the opportunity to affect
positive and meaningful change."
-Kyle Nolan, Hollings Class of 2013, Office of
Marine and Aviation Operations