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NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 4, 2024

Open to: Second year students
Award Type: Academic
Area(s) of study: STEM fields
Award criteria: Academic achievement
Award provides: $9,500 a year for two years of undergraduate study; a 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship at a NOAA facility in the United States; and funding for research presentation at two national scientific conferences.
Open to international students: No
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to: oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, computer and information science, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission. 

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 ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

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 and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100% of Hollings Scholars surveyed said that they would recommend this opportunity to other students. For more information:


  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Two references
  • Official Transcript(s)



If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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