Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

For sophomores in majors related to NOAA’s program and mission, including climate adaptation and mitigation, preparation for and response to weather-related events, conservation of healthy oceans, maintenance of resilient coastal communities and economies, and promotion of environmental literacy. These may include, but are 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time second-year students in a four-year undergraduate academic program.
The scholarship awards up to $9500 for each of the remaining two years in the student’s undergraduate program and a 10-week paid internship during the summer between at a NOAA or related research facility. Students may apply directly for the scholarship through the online platform, but they are encourage to seek advice and support from the Office of National and International Scholarships.


This scholarship does not require a nomination from the University of Minnesota. The Office for National and International Scholarships consults with interested students on assembling competitive applications, helps them prepare for interviews or other stages of the selection process as necessary, and publicizes results./span>


Application Deadline: 
January 31, 2022
Campus Contact: 
Application Year(s): 
Award Type(s): 
Undergraduate; Internship component; Research component

University of MN Recipients

  • 2021 – Karly Beaumont, Environmental Sciences, Policy & Environment
  • 2020 – Avery Fessler, Animal Science
  • 2020 – Jessica Jurcek, Environmental Sciences, Policy & Environment; Journalism
  • 2018 – Molly Bergum, Plant Science and Biology, Society & Environment
  • 2017 – Claudia Althoen, Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management
  • 2017 – Augustus Pendleton, Microbiology
  • 2016 – Melissa Drown, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior