Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The 2017 scholarship application is now open!

The 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 internship during the summer at a NOAA facility.

Hollings Scholar Ashley Hann conducts fisheries research.

Geographic focus: Nationwide

Award: (2016 program) Scholarship - A max. of $9,500 per academic year (for two years) is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other academic expenses. Internship stipend - $700/week. 

Students per year: 120-150


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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. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA 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.

NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to:

  • Increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
  • Increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
  • 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
  • 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.
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