AMS Scholarships and Fellowships

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships range from $1,000 to $25,000 and help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.

2022 AMS Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to all 2022 AMS Scholarship and Fellowship recipients!


Types of AMS Scholarships and Fellowships

AMS Senior Named Scholarships
Applications are due on 10 March 2023

American Meteorological Society (AMS) members sponsor scholarships each year to support the education of outstanding undergraduate students entering their final year of study. 21 Senior Scholarship awards ranging from $2000 to $10,000 are available for the 2023 year. 

Notifications will go out between May and June 2023.

The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award in Meteorology

The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award was established by the American Meteorological Society to honor the late Rev. James B. Macelwane, S.J., a world renowned authority of seismology, who was a geophysicist and Dean of the Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, until his death in 1956.  The recipient of the Father James B. Macelwane award will receive a stipend of $1000 supported by member donations to the AMS Annual Program.

The evaluation of papers occurs during the summer.  Announcement of the award recipient will be made August of 2023.

Women in Science Scholarship
Applications are due on 17 March 2023

The Women in Science Scholarship supports women in the atmospheric, oceanic, and climate sciences, and related areas of study. The scholarship was established to acknowledge that gender diversity is essential in the pursuit of better science. An all-woman committee reviews and selects the recipient of this award. The scholarship carries a $10,000 stipend.

Notifications will go out in May 2023

AMS Graduate Fellowships
Applications are due on 1 January 2023

Stipends will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the 2023/2024 academic year.  In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.

Notifications will go out in March 2023.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
Applications are due on 3 February 2023

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.

Notifications will go out in May 2023.

Prior AMS Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients


 The application includes specific guidelines; if you have further questions, contact  AMS Development and Student Program Manager Donna Fernandez ( 617-227-2426 ext. 3907).