The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields. 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 ($700/week) summer internship opportunity at NOAA facilities across the US.

To be eligible for this award students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a 2nd year student (Sophomores) or a 3rd year student in a five-year program
  • Have a Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Do research in fields that broadly support the NOAA’s programs and mission including, but not limited to:
    • Oceanic, Environmental, Biological, and Atmospheric Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Engineering
    • Remote Sensing Technology
    • Computer and information science
    • Geography
    • Physics
    • Hydrology
    • Geomatics
    • Teacher Education
    • Any research in other fields that supports the mission of the NOAA below

The deadline for this award is January 31, 2022.

Interested students are highly encouraged to self-enroll in our Hollings Canvas course (using the link below) to access our resources, planning support, and access previous successful applications:


Thank you for your time and for passing this opportunity to your students. Please feel free to reach out to with any questions at


All Best,


Dr. Zach Mueller


Zach Mueller, Assistant Director

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511 D Fort Hill Street | Clemson, SC 29634-5106

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