The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is designed to provide selected undergraduates with a scholarship award of up to $8,000.00 for two academic years of full time study and a ten week internship during the summer at a NOAA facility. The internship takes place between the first and second years of the award. The scholarship program seeks to increase training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education and to foster multidisciplinary training opportunities consistent with the NOAA mission which focuses on ecosystems, climate, weather and water and environmentally sound commerce and transportation.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled as a full-time second year student in a four year institution or a full-time third year student in a five year program at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S territories. Students must earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and have declared a major in a discipline including but not limited to, oceanic, environmental biological and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences, including geography, physics, hydrology, geometrics, or teacher education that supports NOAA’s programs and missions. Typically there are about 100 Hollings Undergraduate Scholars in any given year.