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 over 2,400 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.
4,067 students have been supported by EPP/MSI programs.
2,436 post-secondary degrees have been supported by EPP/MSI programs.
221 undergraduate students have been supported by EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
148 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 2021
241 postsecondary students are currently being supported by CSCs.
34 undergraduate students are currently being supported by the EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program.