About the Scholarship

The high school graduate students enrolled in an accredited university or college for an undergraduate program in eligible majors related to oceanic, biological, environmental and atmospheric sciences and other programs are awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship in order to improve the training and career opportunities in the field.

The scholarship program is funded and managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to increase the number of students for public service careers with the natural resource and science agencies in the state and federal governments.


Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

  • The recipients of the scholarship program receive up to $9500 every year.

  • The scholarship amount can be used to fund the tuition and fees for full-time study, housing for students who are staying elsewhere for internship programs.

  • The scholarship amount and the number of may vary every year depending on the funding and the number of applicants.


Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Application

  • The recipients of the scholarship are selected based on the eligibility criteria set by the organization.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a course of study in the areas of disciplines that are eligible.

  • The application form available on the official website of the organization must be completed with accurate details.

  • The student must go through the guidelines and instructions given by the organization at the time of application.

  • The applicant must submit an essay based on the interests and goals of the student.

  • The recommendation letters from qualified individuals must be attached to the application.


Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The application must be completed and submitted by January 31st without fail. Any incomplete applications or submission past the deadline will all be considered invalid.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited institution in the U.S. as a full-time junior.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more.

  • The applicant must be doing a major in the eligible fields.