Undergraduate Student Resources

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

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.

STEMSEAS Student Experiences Aboard Ships

Run by the Division of Marine and Large Programs, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, STEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6–10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students will sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities (while also having fun)!

Students with Ambition Go to College | College Students

As a college student, there are several ways to become involved in SWAG To College. Specifically, you can: (1) serve as a mentor for a high school student; (2) if you are a college freshman or sophomore, receive an upperclassman mentor; (3) if you are a college junior or senior, serve as a mentor for an underclassman; or (4) if you are a college sophomore, junior, or senior, receive a mentor who is a Young Professional in your career field of interest.

The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award in Meteorology

Applications will open in early January. 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 Giving Program.

AMS Senior Named Scholarships

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 2019 year. 

College Selection: Listing of Schools in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students (Bestcolleges.com)
AMS Career Center
AMS Statement: Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science
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 tailored to the needs of each individual to enhance their understanding of opportunities and professional growth potential in the private sector of the weather and climate professional enterprise. 

AMS Intern Board

This area was constructed to help connect our members with new internship opportunities. Use the links below to guide you as you begin your internship search. Recruiters: You now have access to a pool of candidates searching for internships in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

Careers: NOAA Careers
Scholarships: AMS Scholarships and Fellowships
Scholarships: Ventures Scholars Program
Careers: A Career Guide for the Atmospheric Sciences
College Selection: Discovering the Atmospheric Sciences
Careers: Occupational Outlook Handbook Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists
AMS Bookstore
AMS Chapter Information
Membership Information