AMS Graduate Fellowships

Scholarship Description

The AMS Fellowship Program is a source of scholarships, useful resources, and unique opportunities for outstanding students looking to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences. To date, 286 students have been designated as AMS fellowship recipients. The program helps these first-year graduate students to be educated about unique challenges facing the world so that they may better tackle these real-world issues after graduation. With fellowships come several benefits, including financial support to maintain a full course load over their first year of graduate study, the opportunity to be special guests at the AMS Annual Meeting and exclusive events therein, a unique tour of several agencies in the Washington DC area, and ongoing academic and career advocation and support from AMS.
Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, a student must…

be entering his or her first year of graduate study in the fall of the current year;
be pursuing a related full-time course of study in the atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences over a full academic year;
have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status (there are no age restrictions);


A $25,000 stipend will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the academic year. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.

Application Process
AMS GRE code #3819

Prospective candidates from the fields of atmospheric sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology, mathematics, oceanography, and physics are encouraged to apply. A candidate must download the application, complete all six sections, and send it to the address below. With the completed application should be three written references, relevant official transcripts, and GRE score reports (institution code #3819). Applications and written references can be sent via email to, or by postal mail to the following address (transcripts and GREs must be submitted via postal mail):

            AMS Fellowship Program
            45 Beacon Street
            Boston, MA 02108


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.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 25,000

Deadline: 2019-12-31


Sponsoring Organization American Meteorological Society
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3693

Contact Person: Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager

Phone: 617-227-2425 / 617-227-2426 ext. 3907

Fax: 617-742-8718