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Meteorological Sciences Scholarships

Here are some of the Meteorological Sciences scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

AMS Minority Scholarships

The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships will award funding 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 industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution. Please check the website for more information.

Airman Education and Commissioning Program

To allow selected enlisted Air Force personnel to earn a bachelor's degree in approved majors by providing financial assistance for full-time college study. Amount Awarded: $15000 Number Awarded: 35 each year. Duration: Until completion of a bachelor's degree, or up to 3 years (whichever is sooner). Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the base education service officer, who must forward them by the middle of January of each year. Eligibility: Eligible to participate in this program are enlisted members of the Air Force who have been accepted at a university or college (or approved cross-town institution) that is associated with AFROTC and that offers an approved major. The majors currently supported are computer engineering, electrical engineering, meteorology, nursing, foreign languages, and foreign area studies. Applicants must have completed 1 year of college study with a GPA of at least 3.0 and must be medically qualified. They must be younger than 30 years of age or otherwise able to be commissioned before they become 35 years of age. Additional Information: Upon completing their degree, selectees attend officer training school and are then commissioned to serve in the Air Force in their area of specialization. Further information is available from base education service officers or an Air Force ROTC unit.

Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship

The Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship honors the late Kathy Pace, who strongly believed in supporting the community. As the role of technology changes, the next generation of technology professionals need to possess the compassion and commitment to use technology as a tool to improve the world they live in. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student pursuing higher education in a technology related field, and it can be used to pay for tuition and/or other school related expenses. Eligibility Requirements The scholarship is not restricted to incoming freshman. Any technology student, at any level of their higher education, is encouraged to apply. The student must be pursuing a degree in a technology related field. The student must attend an accredited college in Texas or Louisiana. All required documents must be submitted prior to the deadline on May 1st. Submission Requirements The student chosen for the scholarship should embody the spirit of encouraging and supporting others, and demonstrate care for both the people around them, and for their community. To apply for the Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship, please submit all of the following required documents. 2 Letters of Recommendation Unofficial Copy of High School or College Transcript Personal Statement/Application “Essay” -Describe what technology means to you. -Describe how you hope to work with technology in the future. -Maximum 800 Words Please submit all application materials to info@KathyPaceScholarship.com.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

The American Meteorological Society is pleased to announce the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Serving as a unique example of various sectors of our field joining together to support young, talented minds, the scholarships are being sponsored by partners in industry, as well as through named scholarships either established by an AMS member or in memory of someone. The sponsors of these scholarships have all recognized the importance in encouraging young people to enter into the atmospheric and related sciences and thus have made generous contributions in support of the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Questions? Any questions may be directed to Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager, 617-227-2426 ext. 3907. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.

Father James B. Macelwane Award in Meteorology

The purpose of the Father James B. Macelwane Annual Awards in Meteorology is to stimulate interest in meteorology among college students through the submission of original student papers concerned with an aspect of the atmospheric sciences. The student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time the paper is written, and no more than two students from any one institution may enter in any one contest.

John D. Isaacs Scholarship

The scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors in California. To be eligible, a student must first have entered a regional or county science fair with a project related to any of the marine sciences -- geology, biology, meteorology, chemistry, etc. -- or to marine technology. (For information about entering their local science fair, students should talk with their science teachers or department heads.) In addition, the student must have applied to (and must be the following fall have enrolled in) a college or university in California.

Harold Taft Scholarship

The Lone Star Emmy Educational Foundation proudly offers a scholarship program for college students pursuing meteorology and atmospheric science. Thanks to a generous donation from NBC DFW/KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth, the Lone Star Emmy Educational Foundation developed an annual college scholarship fund in the memory of Harold Taft, who served as Chief Meteorologist at KXAS-TV from 1949 until 1991. The Lone Star EMMY Foundation will award scholarships of up to $2,500 each to qualified students chosen by our Scholarship Committee. The Foundation will annually review the amount of the scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship, a student must meet the following eligibility requirements: Student must be in good standing (not on academic probation) with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Undergraduate students must have two (2) academic semesters remaining when the scholarship is awarded or be enrolled in graduate school. Student must submit at least two letters of recommendation from faculty, employers or internship supervisor. Student must submit a 3 page essay responding to these questions: Why did you select the television industry and weather in particular as your career choice? In what television or related activities have you participated? What is your first job preference after college and why? Student must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning in the State of Texas at a junior level or above. What is your ultimate career goal? To increase diversity and the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing studies in meteorology, race and gender may be entered into the decision process. Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America either by birth or naturalization. Minority applicants who are Black (African American), Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian, Aleutian (Alaskan) native or native Hawaiians must indicate such in a narrative statement how they meet these criteria.

StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes

The StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes Scholarship Program offers five $1500 scholarships aimed at students seeking academic degrees in various areas of study related to disaster mitigation. The scholarship program is a higher education extension of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, a popular interactive severe weather experience at INNOVENTIONS at EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship

The Washington State Chapter of WAI offers a $1,500 scholarship in memory of Janet Clark. She worked for the FAA as an airworthiness aviation safety inspector, maintenance division, and was a member of the Washington State Chapter. Washington State Chapter members are proud of Janet's contributions as a strong advocate for aviation education. The applicant shall be working toward a career in aviation, enrolled in an accredited aviation-related program, have experience volunteering at WAI events and/or aviation-related events in the previous year, and submit an essay that includes detailed explanations of the applicant's career path, goals, and volunteer experiences. The scholarship must be used within one year of receipt. It will be paid directly to an accredited program/institution and may be applied to tuition, books, specific training, or housing if the expense is arranged through an accredited program or institution. Aviation careers include, but are not limited to, air traffic controller, airport management, avionics technician, dispatcher, engineer, flight attendant, mechanic, meteorologist, navigator, and pilot. If the applicant has been working toward a career as a pilot, she/he must hold at least a private pilot certificate prior to submitting application. (Scholarship value $1,500) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

AMS Minority Scholarships

The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships will award funding 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 industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution. Please check the website for more information.

Asian Pacific Community Fund - Verizon Scholarship Awards Program

The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel academically, are leaders amongst their peers and are making a positive impact in their communities. Eligibility: Students who are residents of California, Oregon or Washington OR students attending college in one of those states High School Senior who plan to enroll as a 1st year college student in a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student majoring in math, engineering, or a science (Please check website for complete listing of majors eligible for this scholarship) Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0

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