AMS Minority Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$6,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 8

Saturday
Awarded By:

American Meteorological Society

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered each year varies depending on funding. Last year, three scholarships were awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a minority student of a race that has been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.
  3. Must pursue a career in the atmospheric sciences, oceanography, or hydrology. Marine biology is not an eligible field of study.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  5. Must be entering his/her freshman year of college in the upcoming fall semester.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Minority U.S. students entering their freshman year of college in the fall who are planning to major in an atmospheric science, oceanography, or hydrology are eligible to apply for this award. Marine biology is not an eligible field of study.

Application requirements for the AMS Minority Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • ACT/SAT scores
Additional Information: The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships will award scholarships to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by donations made by members to the AMS Giving Program. The announcement of winners is expected to be made in early May. Students eligible to apply for the AMS Minority Scholarship Program may also apply to the AMS Freshman Scholarship Program but can only accept one scholarship if selected for both.

Award Amount: $3,000 annually, renewable for one year. Second-year funding depends on successful completion of the previous year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 8

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 8

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in October for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are available on the American Meteorological Society (AMS) website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: an official high school transcript showing grades from the past three years; a copy of his/her ACT/SAT scores; a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor, sealed in an envelope for confidentiality; and an essay of no more than 500 words on the theme listed on page two of the application. Applications must be mailed to the address provided and must be postmarked by the deadline date. Supporting materials may arrive no later than two weeks after the application deadline date.
Contact: Donna Fernandez
Address: 45 Beacon St. Boston, Massachusetts 02108

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