Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

NOAA – Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

About the NOAA – Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The NOAA 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 and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. 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

Research areas that are supported include: oceanic science, atmospheric science, technology that supports stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere, social sciences related to oceanic and atmospheric issues and environmental literacy, teacher education in environmental literacy.

Location of award, if applicable: Summer internships at a NOAA or partner facility

Eligible applicants:

– are in their second year of a four year undergraduate program or third year of a five year undergraduate program at the time of application.
– have a declared major supporting their study of oceanic and atmospheric science and environmental literacy (may include biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education).
– have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The NOAA – Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship application process:

Start by reviewing the scholarship website to learn more about the program requirements and eligibility and to determine whether it is a good fit for your academic background. Discuss your interest and plans to apply with your mentor(s) and a CFSA advisor.

The application opens online in September.

Application components include:
– a completed scholarship application form,
– one essay,
– transcript(s),
– two reference letters.

CFSA provides support and guidance with the application essay.

The application deadline is in January.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started.

Advising contact:

Advising Contact: Jolynn Parker  Email: More Information:

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