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.
Opportunities at UWM
Note that all entering freshmen are automatically considered for the Chancellor’s Merit and Black and Gold scholarships based on their high-school GPA. Students with a 3.4-3.74 GPA qualify for a $1,000/yr scholarship, students with a 3.75-3.99 GPA qualify for a $1,500/yr scholarship, and students with a 4.0 GPA qualify for a $2,000/yr scholarship.
Bill Carlsen Undergraduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Sciences
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 from southeast Wisconsin who is enrolled in UWM’s Atmospheric Science program. Applications are typically due by the end of February or March.
UWM’s Scholarship Portal is the starting point for nearly all scholarships across the university. Students are encouraged to complete their general application in the portal as soon as possible after being admitted so that you can automatically be considered for many scholarships. Scholarship stipends and length vary between scholarships.
UWM Honors College Scholarships
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.
Opportunities Beyond UWM
NOAA Hollings Scholarships
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, and you must have sophomore standing at the time of your application. Helpful resources: Hollings review guidelines, NOAA tips for applicants.
AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
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 February.
AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities
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 each of two years. Applications are typically due in February.
AMS Senior Named Undergraduate Scholarships
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 February.
NWA Undergraduate Scholarships
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.