NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

November 13, 2019

EEES Students:  Please consider applying for the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.  It is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA).  Ernest Hollings was a long-serving senator from SC and this scholarship is a tribute to his public service.  Student scholars receive up to $9,500 per academic year for two years of full-time study, as well as a 10-week, full-time paid summer internship opportunity at NOAA facilities across the US. Hollings alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills. Clemson had two Hollings Scholars last year and historically is undersubscribed for this award.

Who is eligible to apply for the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship?  To be eligible to apply for the Hollings Scholarship, at the time of application (annually September through January) you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories; Community college or transfer students must provide proof of application to a four-year institution when applying for the scholarship and submit proof of acceptance prior to starting the program;
  • Earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and
  • 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, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA’s programs and mission.

The Hollings application is due in January, not long after the spring semester commences.  If you are interested, please make an appointment to see Dr. Warren Chatwin in the Office of Major Fellowships: