AMS Minority Scholarships

Applications were due on 2 February 2018

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The AMS 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 Giving Program.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.
  • Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2018 are eligible to apply.
  • Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.  Marine Biology is not eligible.
  • Students eligible to apply for the AMS Minority Scholarship Program may also apply to the AMS Freshman Scholarship Program but can only accept one scholarship if selected for both.


The $6,000 two-year scholarship is for $3000 per year during freshman and sophomore years (second-year funding depends on successful completion of the first academic year).

Application Procedures

(additional documents will not be considered)

A completed application includes (do not staple documents):

  • Completed application form
  • An official high school transcript showing past three years
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor
  • A copy of scores from a SAT or similar national college entrance exam.

Mail the completed application and supporting materials to:

Attn: Minority Scholarship Program
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Potential candidates must be entering their freshman undergraduate year in the fall of 2018 to be eligible. All applications must be postmarked by 2 February 2018Supporting materials are allowed to arrive up to two weeks after the deadline.


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