Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

December 08

Awarded By

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Award Amount

Up to $42,000: a 12-month stipend of $30,000, in addition to an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000; and up to $10,000 support for a four- to six-week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. A maximum of $94,000 may be provided to master's students (up to two years of support and one research collaboration opportunity) and up to $188,000 may be provided to doctoral students (up to four years of support and two research collaboration opportunities). Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average each term and full-time status for the duration of the award.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, four awards were offered. *Please note: The number of recipients for this program varies according to the number of college students meeting the eligibility requirements in any given year.

Additional Information

Preference may be given to women and minority groups. Applications are evaluated using the follow criteria and weights: the student's academic record, and statement of intent (25 percent); quality of project and applicability to program priorities (35 percent); recommendation and/or endorsement letters (15 percent); additional relevant experience related to diversity of education, including work experience (15 percent); and the financial need of the student (10 percent).

Deadline Info

Scholarship program information is available online. The student must apply via the Grants.gov website using the 'Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance' (SF-424). To submit the form pr ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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