AMS Senior Named Scholarships

Applications were due on 2 February 2018

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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 2018, 22 scholarship awards are available, 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 2018 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.

AMS Senior Named Scholarships for 2018

All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, with other requirements as noted.

The Orville Family Endowed Scholarship - $10,000
The Dr. Pedro Grau Undergraduate Scholarship - $2,500
The Guillermo Salazar Rodriguez Undergraduate Scholarship - $2,500
The Richard and Helen Hagemeyer Scholarship - $3,000
The Werner A. Baum Endowed Scholarship - $5,000
The Larry R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship - $2,000
The Om and Saraswati Bahethi Scholarship (SSAI) - $2,000
The Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology - $2,500 (Awarded to a student who has evidenced a strong interest in statistical meteorology. Two can be awarded if qualified candidates are identified.)
The Saraswati (Sara) Bahethi Scholarship - $2,000
The Dr. Yoram Kaufman Scholarship - $2,000
The Bhanwar Lal Bahethi Scholarship - $2,000
The K. Vic Ooyama Scholarship - $2,000
The Dr. Robert S. Fraser Scholarship - $2,000

The Michael A. Roberts, Jr. Scholarship - $2,000
The Naval Weather Service Association Scholarship - $5,000 (Awarded to a student majoring in meteorology or oceanography.)
The Dickerson Virtual Endowment Scholarship in Meteorology – $7,500
The Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Scholarship (SSAI) – $2,000
The Jay Fein Scholarship – $5,000
The Paul D. Try Endowed Scholarship in Solar-Terrestrial Interactions Scholarship –  $5,000 [The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support studies and research in “Solar-Terrestrial Interactions”, more specifically, the responses of the earth’s atmosphere & ionosphere to space weather input. Space weather impact on earth infrastructure (e.g., GPS, power grid) would also be included.]
The Liv and Walt Lyons Scholarship - $2,500

Scholarships awarded are dependent upon funding.


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