AMS FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

The American Meteorological Society administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students.

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ATTENTION MINORITY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

AMS/INDUSTRY MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS

The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship 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 of the Society to the AMS programs in Support of Science and Education. Minority students must be entering their freshman year of undergraduate study at a four year U.S. accredited institution and must plan to pursue a career in the atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences. The two-year scholarships are for $3000 per year (second-year funding depends on successful completion of the first academic year).

ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
THE AMS FRESHMAN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The AMS will award funding to high school seniors entering their freshman year of undergraduate study in the fall. Awards will be made on the basis of academic excellence. The scholarships are renewable for the sophomore year, providing recipient has demonstrated a successful first year of undergraduate study, and plans to continue studies in the AMS related sciences. The two-year scholarships are for $2,500/year for the freshman and sophomore years.

ATTENTION COLLEGE JUNIORS
AMS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

AMS Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded to students entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall. Applicants must be majoring in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, and/or must show clear intent to make the atmospheric or related sciences their career. Applicants must demonstrate financial need to be eligible to apply for the Schroeder Scholarship. The Murphy Scholarship will be awarded to a student who, through curricular or extracurricular activities, has evidenced an interest in weather forecasting or in the value and utilization of forecasts. The Crow Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has evidenced a strong interest in applied meteorology. The Glahn Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has evidenced a strong interest in statistical meteorology. Number and amount of scholarships vary.

ATTENTION COLLEGE SENIORS
AMS/INDUSTRY/GOVERNMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

AMS/Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships are for students entering their first year of graduate study in the fall, who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, are eligible to apply. Candidates studying chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics, or physics who intend to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences are also encouraged to apply. The fellowships carry $23,000 stipends for a nine-month period.

ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS
AMS GRADUATE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

The AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science will be awarded to a student wishing to complete a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The goal of the graduate fellowship is to generate a dissertation topic in the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, and to foster close working relations between historians and scientists. An effort will be made to place the student into a mentoring relationship with an AMS member at an appropriate institution. The award carries a $15000 stipend and will support one year of dissertation research.

ATTENTION ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS
THE FATHER JAMES B. MACELWANE ANNUAL AWARDS 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 21st Century Campaign. The purpose of this award is to stimulate interest in meteorology among college students through the submission of original student papers concerned with some phase of the atmospheric sciences. The student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time the paper is written.

TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION AND/OR APPLY FOR A FELLOWSHIP OR SCHOLARSHIP

Visit the AMS Web site at www.ametsoc.org or mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

American Meteorological Society
Attn: Fellowship/Scholarship Program
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3693

(Please specify what application you are requesting, and what year of academic study you will be entering in the following academic year.)

Any questions regarding the AMS Fellowship and/or Scholarship programs may be directed to Donna Sampson, Development and Student Program Manager, AMS Headquarters, 617-227-2426 ext. 246; e-mail: dsampson@ametsoc.org.

  • The AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences.

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.

Information on all AMS Fellowships and Scholarships is available online at: http://www.ametsoc.org


EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMISSION OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY

The Education and Human Resources Commission is responsible to the Council of the AMS for the Society's programs in popular, K-12 and university-level education; for the Society's programs addressing issues related to women and minorities; for monitoring the human resources in the atmospheric and related sciences; for recommending annual recipients for the Society's awards and scholarships for undergraduate and minority students; and for organizing professional meetings on education and human resource issues.

The Education and Human Resources Commission consists of several committees and boards. The following is a brief description of each and their function. Please refer to the Organizational Issue (August) of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society for additional information.

The Committee of Undergraduate Awards
This committee is responsible for recommending to the Council the annual recipients of the Society's awards and scholarships for undergraduate students.

Board of School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education
This board is responsible for organizing and promoting a program designed to increase the level of appreciation for the importance of the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences in everyday life; to promote the development and use of accurate educational resources; and to be concerned with educational and other materials that engage citizens in ways that help them appreciate and respect the environment.

Board of Meteorological and Oceanographic Education in Universities
This board is responsible for promoting undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education and training in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences; to comment periodically on requirements for undergraduate education in these disciplines; and to foster knowledge of these areas among scientists and practitioners in related fields.

Board of Women and Minorities
This board's responsibilities include increasing the participation of women and minorities in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences; to recommend and develop programs and ideas for educational and professional opportunities for women and minorities; and to survey periodically the membership and report on the Society's character, demographics, and professional needs.

Committee for the Symposium on Education
This committee is responsible for organizing each year, as part of the Society's Annual Meeting, a symposium addressing issues in both K-12 and university-level education and human resources in the atmospheric and related sciences.






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