Scholarship Opportunities

For Meteorology Students
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Deadline Scholarship Award Eligibility
October 2017 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 2017 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 23, 2017 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program $34,000 annual stipend and full tuition Current seniors planning to attend graduate school in Fall 2018, and current first and second year graduate students, U.S. citizens
Various Pathways to Science: Multiple opportunities for summer research
Various Multiple opportunities with NASA for internships, fellowships, and scholarships    
January 2018 AMS Graduate Fellowships $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 2018; GPA ≥ 3.25
January 2018 NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship $9500/yr, plus $7000 summer internship with housing Current sophomores; 3.0 or better GPA
Early February 2018 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
Early February 2018 AMS Minority Scholarship $3000/yr for two years Entering as Freshman in Fall 2018
Early February 2018 AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship $2500/yr for two years Entering as Freshman in Fall 2018
Early February 2018 AMS Named Undergraduate Scholarships Up to $10,000 Current juniors; GPA ≥ 3.25
Early March 2018 International Summer Scholarships Up to $5,000 Interest in international summer experience
April 2018 SEBS Scholarships Over 500 scholarships will be awarded through this one application. Award amounts vary, and range up to $4,000. SEBS freshmen (Class of 2021), sophomores (Class of 2020), and juniors (Class of 2019)
June 2018 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.
June 2018 Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Scholarship $1,000 to $4,000 per year [African American and/or Hispanic-American. U.S. citizens are eligible, regardless of their place of residence.] or [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 or Trenton, regardless of their race or ethnicity are also eligible.]

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