About the Scholarship

The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship provides the award amount for two years of U.G study to encourage the students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Students attending Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education are eligible to apply for this award. A student should maintain an academic GPA as mentioned by the organization.


How to Apply?

  • In order to apply for this scholarship, an application must create an account with a username and password to access the online scholarship application.

  • After the completion of the scholarship application, a student is able to consider for this award.

  • An applicant must provide his/her ACT/SAT grade cards to demonstrate academic ability as specified by the organization.

  • In addition to that, an applicant must give an official document of his/her college/institution indicating that he/she has enrolled in the NOAA program.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The Organization is funding $45000 to ten eligible applicants.

The scholarship deadline is fixed on 31st January 2020. Hence all applicants must send the online application and official document no later than a given date.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a citizen or a national of the U.S.

  • The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time 2nd-year student in a four-year academic program or transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution, or a 3rd-year student in a five-year program.

  • The applicant must be pursuing an education related to NOAA's programs and mission at an accredited minority providing university or college.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

  • Students complete an 11 week paid summer internship and training at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete a 10 week paid internship at NOAA facilities across the country. Students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance during summer internships.

  • Student scholarship recipients attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship in early June.

  • At the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an Education and Science Symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid)