EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $45,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is delighted to announce the Annual EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program to outstanding students who are studying at Minority Serving Institutions. To eligible, the student must be currently enrolled as a full-time 2nd-year student in a four-year academic program or transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution or a 3rd-year student in a five-year program. The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields that directly support NOAA’s mission.

Host Institution:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA was established (was formed on October 3, 1970) within the Department of Commerce via the Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time 2nd-year student in a four-year academic program or transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution or a 3rd-year student in a five-year program.
  • Studying a discipline related to NOAA’s programs and mission at an accredited minority-serving institution (college or university within the United States or U.S. territories).
  • Must earn and maintain a minimum 2-grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students who are attending Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education (Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions) are eligible to apply for the program.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for an EPP/MSI USP Scholarship, the applicant can submit an application by creating a login account through the given link: https://oedwebapps.iso.noaa.gov/uspa/

Award Description:

  • Students receive awards valued at up to $45,000 in total support (including travel and conference participation) during their junior and senior years.
  • Students complete an 11 week paid summer internship and training at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete a 10 week paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country. Students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance during summer internships.
  • Student scholarship recipients attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship in early June.
  • At the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an Education and Science Symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid).

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/epp-msi/undergraduate-scholarship

Contact Information:

If you have questions, contact: EPP.USP-at-noaa.gov