AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities (formerly Minority Scholarship)

Applications are due on 24 February 2023

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The AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities will award funding to students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided through donations made to the AMS Annual Giving Program. The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is committed to, and benefits from the full and equitable participation of a diverse community. AMS is committed to advancing core values of diversity, inclusion, and equity across all aspects of the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.
  • Students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2023 are eligible to apply.
  • Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.  Marine Biology is not eligible.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students eligible to apply for the AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities may also apply to the AMS Freshman Scholarship Program but can only accept one scholarship if selected for both.

Stipend

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

A completed application includes:

  • Completed application form
  • An official high school transcript showing past three years
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor

Applicants are responsible for keeping time to ensure that all application tasks are complete in order to submit the application for consideration by the deadline date! Applications will not submit if all stages are not complete.

Questions?

 The application includes specific guidelines; if you have further questions, contact  AMS Development and Student Program Manager Donna Fernandez:

dfernandez@ametsoc.org  

617-227-2426 ext. 3907