Left to Right: Hollings advisor Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Kyra Marsigliano, Hali Kerr, Craig Raffenberg, Jaclyn FIsher, Senator Hollings, Drew Delorenzo, Parker Barfield, Erin McParland, Tristan Lawson, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences MaryAnne Fitzpatrick.
The University of South Carolina NOAA-Hollings Scholars of 2011 and 2012 recently assembled for dinner and discussion with namesake guest-of-honor Senator Ernest F. Hollings, who came up from Charleston for the historic occasion! Photos from their evening together can be found in the USC online photo album.
September to January – Application period.
April – Scholarship recipients notified.
Last week of May (beginning Memorial Day holiday) – NOAA orientation and training program in Silver Spring, MD (mandatory attendance for all new student scholars).
August to September – Summer internship opportunities identified by NOAA mentors.
September – Disbursement of academic scholarship.
October - Student scholars receive summer internship opportunities.
October to December - Student scholars contact NOAA mentors to solidify summer internship.
December to April – Student scholars conduct internship site visit.
May – Student scholars begin internship, bi-weekly stipend payments begin.
End of July/Beginning of August – Student scholars present their summer projects during mandatory final presentation week in Silver Spring, MD.
September – Disbursement of monthly academic scholarship awards.
May - June – Scholarship ends.
For more information, contact Victoria Dancy at 301-713-9437 x 206
or e-mail: Victoria.G.Dancy@noaa.gov
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) 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.
To be eligible to apply for Hollings Scholarship, at the time of application (annually September through January) you must:
Related discipline areas of study may include: biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.