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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:26:12 +0000
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NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Attention SOPHOMORES (second year) studying atmospheric, oceanic, and
environmental sciences, environmental sciences and policy, and closely
related topics!!! Last year 3 Maryland Sophomores won Hollings
Scholarships worth up to $8,000 annually along with paid summer research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F.
Hollings scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate
training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and
education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2)
increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and
atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) 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 (4) 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. The deadline to apply is
Friday, January 31, 2013. US Citizenship and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are
required ­ see detailed Eligibility requirements below.

The National Scholarships Office supports Maryland applicants for the NOAA
Hollings Scholarship ­ RSVP to [log in to unmask] if you would like to learn

To learn more, or for assistance preparing a NOAA Hollings application,
please contact the National Scholarships Office at [log in to unmask] and
visit the Hollings Scholarship website here:

AWARD BENEFITS: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful
SOPHOMORE applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a
maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month
academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during
the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance
(up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month
academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the
award provides the Scholars with ŒŒhands-on''/ practical educational
training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy,
management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to
attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences
where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for
scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

For more information, or for assistance preparing a NOAA Hollings
application, please contact the National Scholarships Office at
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Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2013

Eligibility Requirements:
€ U.S. citizenship.
€ Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or
university within the United States or U.S. territories.
€ Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all
completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
€ Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric
science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the
purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and
physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information
sciences; and teacher education.