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Subject: NOAA Hollings Scholarship -  Environmental Sciences and Policy

Description:
NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for Sophomores
Francis DuVinage, Director ­ Leslie Brice, Coordinator ­
www.scholarships.umd.edu

Attention SOPHOMORES studying atmospheric and oceanic sciences, environmental
engineering, environmental sciences and policy, or ANY major with a strong
environmental focus or interest!!! Last year 4 Maryland sophomores have won
Hollings Scholarships worth up to $8,000 annually along with paid summer
research internships (see award benefits below)!!!

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 30, 2015. US
Citizenship and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required ­ see detailed Eligibility
requirements below.

The National Scholarships Office is offering information sessions for
students interested in learning more about the Hollings Scholarship program
­ please write to [log in to unmask] indicating which session you plan to
attend (if you cannot attend but are interested, write to the same address):

Tuesday, November 4 at 12 noon – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 4 at 4:30 pm ­– 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 5 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 5 at 4:30 pm ­– 2403 Marie Mount Hall

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 a hands-on research experience in NOAA-related science,
research, technology, policy, management, and education project. 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 30, 2015

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, or as a junior in a
5 year program.
--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.


Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate
Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Email:[log in to unmask]
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu


Contact Person: Francis P. Duvinage
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