Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

NOAA – Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

About the NOAA – Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarships to provide tuition support and internship/research opportunities for undergraduates studying in fields critical to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.

Research areas 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.

Tuition support of up to $9500/year toward undergraduate study. The award also includes a paid ten week full-time summer internship at NOAA facilities across the US and participation in conferences.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Syracuse University and 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 and 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
– are US citizens.

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The NOAA – Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship application process:


Start by reviewing scholarship website to learn more about the program requirements and eligibility.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply for the scholarship.

Application opens 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:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship

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