Four students receive Hollings Scholarships from NOAA

April 26, 2016

Four Earth and Atmospheric Sciences students have received 2016 Hollings Scholarships from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - out of only 125 nationwide.

Emilee Lachenmeier, Emily Paltz, and Rachel Phinney are meteorology-climatology majors, and Max Garvue is a geology major.

The scholarships provide two years of academic support (up to $9500 per year) and a 10-week, full-time, paid internship ($750 per week) during the summer at a NOAA lab. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

 The students will attend an orientation and training program in May in Silver Spring, MD, and they will be matched over the summer with NOAA mentors for the internships during summer 2017.