From scholarships to meeting and networking opportunties, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) can help foster your growing contribution to the weather, water, and climate community.

Student Conference

6–7 January 2018 in Austin,Texas

Listen to invited speakers from the private, broadcast, academic, and government sectors on potential career options, submit a student poster, and enjoy an exclusive career fair and networking evening.

Abstracts are due by 2 October, 2017.

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AMS Scholarships and Fellowships

AMS offers various scholarship and fellowship opportunities for the 2018-2019 academic year to students pursing degrees in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. 

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Travel Grants

Grants are available to current senior undergraduate or graduate students interested in attending the AMS Annual Meeting in Austin, TX from 7–11 January, 2018. If selected, your round-trip air travel (within North America), hotel room/tax, and conference registration fee is covered by AMS! Applications were due by 13 October.

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Student Assistant Program

Help AMS staff run the Annual Meeting in Austin, TX from 7–11 January, 2018! Open to undergraduate students who are active AMS student members. In return for helping with various tasks, AMS will provide you with hotel accommodations, meeting registration, and a small per diem. Applications were due by 13 October.

Learn more about being a student assistant

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Microsoft Scholarship Program

Applications due by: 9 February 2018

Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for both scholarships will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. To apply, please visit:

Pathways to Science Opportunities

Education and career training opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM).

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Applications due by: January 31, 2018

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship

Applications due by: January 31, 2018

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. Since 2001, over 186 students have completed the program and over 75% go on to graduate school.

Students attending Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education (Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions) are eligible to apply for the program.

Private Sector Mentorship Program

The AMS Board for Private Sector Meteorologists has designed this mentorship program to create and foster one-on-one personal interactions between mentors employed in the private sector and students interested in working in the private sector.

Students with Ambition Go to College College Mentors Needed

As a mentor, you will be paired with a high school student whom you will check-in with weekly through text, phone or email. During these check-ins, using our grade-level timelines, you can guide your mentee step-by-step through the college process. Your support will ensure your mentee reaches their college dreams!

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AMS Student Membership is open to any student, undergraduate or graduate, enrolled at least half-time at an accredited institution of higher learning.

Career Resources

Are you considering a degree in meteorology or are you not sure what career path to pursue, but have a strong interest in weather, water, and climate? Visit our Careers in Meteorology page to find resources on this exciting field.

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