Scholarship Opportunities

For Meteorology Students
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Deadline Scholarship Award Eligibility
October 2022 AMS Student Assistant Program Housing, meal, and registration expenses at AMS Annual Meeting (Rutgers will pay travel expenses.) Any student attending the AMS Annual Meeting; AMS member
October 2022 AMS Student Annual Meeting Travel Grants Housing, registration, and travel expenses at AMS Annual Meeting Seniors and graduate students attending, but not presenting a paper, at the AMS Annual Meeting; AMS member
October 21, 2022 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program $37,000 annual stipend and full tuition Current seniors planning to attend graduate school in Fall 2023, first-year graduate students, and second-year graduate students who have not previously applied; U.S. citizens
November 1, 2022 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program $7,000 to $11,000; higher for grad students Any student who anticipates having at least 31 credits by the end of Spring 2023, and will graduate no sooner than Spring 2023; U.S. citizens
December 2022 Erik Van Ness Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Any student who is a New Jersey resident and has an interest in broadcast meteorology.
Various Pathways to Science: Multiple opportunities for summer research
Various Multiple opportunities with NASA for internships, fellowships, and scholarships    
December 31, 2022 William M. Lapenta - NOAA Student Internship Program $5000 summer internship with housing Current sophomores and juniors; U.S. citizens
January 2023 AMS Graduate Fellowships Up to $25,000 for first year of graduate school, and partial travel support to AMS Annual Meeting Current seniors planning to attend graduate school in Fall 2023; GPA ≥ 3.00
January 2023 NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship $9500/yr, plus $7000 summer internship with housing Current sophomores; 3.0 or better GPA
February 2023 AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship $2500/yr for two years Entering as Freshman in Fall 2023
February 2023 AMS Minority Scholarship $3000/yr for two years Entering as Freshman in Fall 2023; member of historically under-represented group
February 2023 SOARS, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science 10-week summer program at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado, with competitive wages, travel assistance to and from home, and paid housing and local transportation Have completed 2 years of college; 3.0 or better GPA; member of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Hispanic or Latino; female or first generation students; or have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage; and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers
February 2023 NASA DEVELOP Summer Internship Varies by education level and location All students; GPA ≥ 3.0
March 2023 AMS Senior Named Scholarships Up to $10,000 Current juniors; GPA ≥ 3.00
March 2023 International Summer Scholarships Up to $5,000 Interest in international summer experience
April 2023 SEBS Scholarships Over 500 scholarships will be awarded through this one application. Award amounts vary, and range up to $4,000. SEBS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
June 2023 Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Scholarship $1,000 to $4,000 per year Although all Meteorology majors are eligible, graduates of public or private high schools in Atlantic City, Camden, East Orange, Elizabeth, Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, New Brunswick, Passaic, Paterson, Perth Amboy, Plainfield, Union City, and Trenton are strongly preferred.
June 2023 AMS Macelwane Award A stipend of $1000, and partial travel support to the AMS Annual Meeting, awarded to the author of the best atmospheric science research paper. An undergraduate when the paper was written. No more than two Rutgers students may apply in a given year.

Please apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible. Contact Prof. Decker at or 848-932-5750 for assistance. Be sure to submit all required information by the deadline. Please look at How to Ask a Professor for a Reference Letter in advance to help you with your application.

NOAA Student Opportunities

George H. Cook Scholars Program