AMS Senior Named Scholarships

Applications were due on 15 February 2019

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers senior undergraduate scholarships established in memory of a loved one or to honor an individual’s contributions to the sciences. These scholarships are intended to help further the education of outstanding students who are pursuing  degrees in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. For the school year beginning in the fall of 2019, scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $2000 to $10,000.

All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence; some have a particular focus appropriate to the named Honoree (see the complete list below). In addition to the scholarship awarded, winners are invited to attend the AMS Annual Meeting with partial support (complimentary registration and hotel, no travel cost included) in their senior year.

In completing the application you will be expected to provide references and transcripts and to describe yourself, your achievements, and your career goals. Note these eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall of 2019 and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award. 
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the atmospheric or related sciences. 
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0-point scale.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.  No age restriction exists.

The Society encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students, traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.



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