The Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions aims to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students who are trained in NOAA-related sciences. Since 2001, the EPP/MSI Cooperative Science Center (CSC) institutions and the Undergraduate Scholarship Program have supported more than 2,500 post-secondary degrees in fields that support NOAA's mission. Over the same time period, the Cooperative Science Center institutions awarded a significant percentage of doctoral degrees earned by African American and Hispanic Ph.D.s in atmospheric sciences, marine science, and environmental science in the United States.
4,247 students have been supported by EPP/MSI programs.
2,514 post-secondary degrees have been supported by EPP/MSI programs.
240 undergraduate students have been supported by EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
190 graduate students have completed NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunities.
Of the doctoral degrees awarded in the U.S. from 2003-2019, Cooperative Science Center Institutions have awarded:
54% earned by African Americans in atmospheric science.
35% earned by African Americans in marine science.
30% earned by African Americans in environmental sciences.
39% earned by Hispanics in marine science.
21% earned by Hispanics in atmospheric sciences.
19% earned by Hispanics in environmental science.
EPP/MSI in 2022
306 postsecondary students are currently being supported by CSCs.
31 undergraduate students are currently being supported by the EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program.