NOAA Scholarships, Apply by February 1st!

January 26, 2021

Apply by February 1st for the following NOAA Programs:

  • The William M. Lapenta NOAA Student Internship Program offers paid summer internships targeted towards current 2nd and 3rd-year undergraduate and enrolled graduate students to work in areas that will provide robust research and/or operational experience that will prepare the student for further study in NOAA fields. Projects may be focused on research areas or the development of operational products such as decision support tools, climate and weather forecast models, data analysis methodologies, and social science strategies to communicate climate and weather information. Students will focus on areas that will meet the future needs of NOAA’s ever-broadening user community and address strategic weather-water-climate issues. 
  • EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring fields that directly support NOAA’s mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. The EPP/MSI and Hollings Scholarships share a common application.
  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship 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 at a NOAA facility during the summer.  Reach out to EVST Hollings Scholars Danielle Losos ‘22 or Adriana Maciel Metal ‘22  with questions and read Danielle’s experience at the end of this newsletter.

NOAA Hollings Scholar Danielle Losos ‘22: “I was able to select the branch of NOAA where I wanted to intern during summer 2020. I chose the GOES-R Program, which collaborates with NASA to operate the latest mission of geostationary satellites. When my virtual internship ended, I was grateful to be offered a job to stay on with GOES-R (virtually) for another 9 months. My primary tasks are improving the accessibility of GOES data to end-users, and conducting geospatial analysis of the imagery. My current project uses the satellite images to detect wildfires in real-time and monitor the spread and severity of burned areas. Sophomores and juniors interested in atmospheric or oceanic science should consider the NOAA Hollings and Lapenta Scholarships!”