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Below is a listing of undergraduate scholarship and fellowship opportunities in the atmospheric and related sciences. Some are available only to entering freshmen, whereas others are available to students at more advanced stages of their undergraduate studies. If you would like to list a scholarship or fellowship opportunity (only those specific to meteorology and the atmospheric sciences, please) here, please feel free to contact us at the e-mail address at the bottom of this page. Please also feel free to share this page with your students and/or colleagues.
The Weather Innovators Scholarship is awarded to up to two new freshmen who intend to major in Atmospheric Science and have demonstrated great potential for success in our program and beyond. It provides a total stipend of $10,000, $2,500 in each of four years of study. Applications are typically due by the end of January.
The Brewers Foundation Scholarship is awarded to up to two entering freshmen. The Lake Express Scholarship is awarded to up to one senior-level student involved with the Innovative Weather program for at least one year. Each provides a stipend of $2,500. Application deadlines vary.
Named after one of the nation's first television meteorologists, the Bill Carlsen Scholarship provides a stipend of $500 to $1,000 to an exceptional undergraduate student enrolled in UWM's Atmospheric Science program. Applications are typically due by the end of February.
The New Directions program provides support for four exceptional incoming students, and application is by invitation only. It provides a stipend of $3,500/yr for up to four years. Several sophomore-, junior-, and/or senior-level programs are also available, offering a total of ten to twenty-five awards per year of $1,000 or more.
Approximately twenty scholarships are available each year to students enrolled in UWM's Honors College. Information is provided directly to students within the Honors College in December, with scholarship applications due in March. Stipend amounts vary per award.
A number of university-wide scholarships are available to entering freshmen and continuing students. Please see the link above for full details on all of these opportunities as well as selected scholarship opportunities from local foundations and/or groups intended to support undergraduate study at UWM.
NOAA Hollings Scholarships are intended to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education.Over 100 awards are made per year, with each award including an up to $9,500/yr stipend for two years and a ten-week, full-time paid summer research experience between the first and second years of the program. Applications are typically due in January.
This scholarship is available to high school seniors who plan to enter their first year of atmospheric science undergraduate studies in the fall. Approximately ten to twenty awards are made per year, with each award including a $2,500/yr stipend for two years. Applications are typically due in early February.
This scholarship is available to high school seniors who plan to enter their first year of atmospheric science undergraduate studies in the fall. This scholarship awards funding to students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Approximately ten awards are made per year, with each award including a $3,000/yr stipend for two years. Applications are typically due in early February.
This scholarship is available to juniors who plan to enter their final year of atmospheric science undergraduate studies in the fall. Approximately fifteen awards are made per year, with the stipend amount varying between awards. Applications are typically due in early February.
The National Weather Association offers scholarships to undergraduate students at varying stages of their studies within the atmospheric sciences. A total of eight scholarships are available annually, with applications due on a rotating basis throughout the calendar year. Stipends vary between individual scholarships.