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AMS Minority Scholarship

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Academic Level:
High School Students

The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by donations made by members to the AMS Giving Program.


*Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.

*Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall are eligible to apply.

*Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Marine Biology majors are not eligible.

*Students eligible to apply for the AMS Minority Scholarship Program may also apply to the AMS Freshman Scholarship Program but can only accept one scholarship if selected for both.


The $6,000 two year scholarship is for $3000 per year during freshman and sophomore years (second year funding depends on successful completion of the first academic year).


A completed application includes (do not staple documents):

Completed application form

An official high school transcript showing past three years

One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor

A copy of scores from a SAT or similar national college entrance exam.

(additional documents will not be considered)

Mail the completed application and supporting materials to AMS, Attn: Minority Scholarship Program, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Potential candidates must be entering their freshman undergraduate year in the fall to be eligible. Supporting materials are allowed to arrive up to two weeks after the deadline.

Application Deadline: 2/3/2018
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American Meteorological Society (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Atmospheric Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Geological Sciences

Atmospheric Dynamics

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