The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awards annually more than 100 Hollings NOAAimageScholarships to sophomores. The program recruits US citizens with interests in oceanic and atmospheric science from a variety of related disciplines.

The award  provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with “hands-on”/ practical educational training 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.

Smith College students have won Hollings Scholarships: Catie Masek, ’07, Biology; Alexandra Page ’12 Chemistry; Anna Campbell, ’16, Biology; and Celeste Venolia ’17 Biology & Environmental Science & Policy.

Information about how to apply and program requirements:

At Smith contact:
Anne Wibiralske, Program Coordinator
Environmental Science and Policy Program
Bass 107
Telephone: (413) 585-3332