AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

The American Meteorological Society has put forward its AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. The scholarship stipend is $5000, awarding $2500 each year (for the freshman and sophomore years).

The American Meteorological Society advances the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society.


To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, a student must:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.
  • Applicants must be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2017 as a full-time student and plan to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Marine biology does not meet this requirement.
  • Students eligible to apply for this scholarship may also apply to the AMS Minority Scholarship Program if you meet all the requirements, including minority status, but may only accept one scholarship if selected for both.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can download the application form through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

A completed application package includes (Please do not staple documents):

  • A completed application form
  • An official high school transcript showing grades from the past three years
  • A letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor (one only)
  • A copy of scores from a SAT or similar national college entrance exam

Submitting Details:

The completed application packet must be submitted to:

Attn: MS Freshman Scholarship Program
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Financial Aid and Award Money:

The scholarship stipend is $5000, awarding $2500 each year (for the freshman and sophomore years). The second-year funding is dependent on successful completion of the first year.

Application Deadline:

The completed application packet must be received by must be received by February 3, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

Any questions may be directed to Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager, 617-227-2426 ext. 3907.

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