Undergraduate Student Resources

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: https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships.

AMS Senior Named Scholarships
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. 22 Senior Scholarship awards ranging from $2000 to $10,000 are available for the 2017/2018 year. 

Pathways to Science Opportunities

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Giving Program.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students (Bestcolleges.com)
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!

College Selection: Listing of Schools in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences
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