Scholarships & Fellowships

  • Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

    The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of Senator Ernest F. Hollings, who was well known for supporting ocean policy and conservation. Senator Hollings passed away in 2019. The Hollings Scholarship includes a two-year academic award of $9,500 per year, and a 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship opportunity at any NOAA facility nationwide. Scholars also receive funding to present their NOAA research projects at two national scientific conferences. Students apply in their second year of undergraduate study and each must be a full-time undergraduate majoring in a NOAA mission field such as oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical sciences, social sciences, and teacher education.

    Contact: NOAA Office of Education
    1315 East West Hwy SSMC 3 / Rm 10734
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    For the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, please email


    For guidance in crafting or review of application materials, please make an appointment with Rowena Grainger ( One on one advising appointments could also be made via nexus. 

    For more information, contact: Rowena Grainger at

If you have any questions, please contact Honors Programming and Events at 860-486-1616.