The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission. The program is targeted toward students who have completed their sophomore year and are attending minority-serving institutions (MSIs). You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national who is either currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time student who is in their second year of a four-year academic program or a third-year student in a five-year program. at an accredited minority-serving college or university within the U.S. or U.S. territories. Applicants must earn and maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA.
This program includes coverage of travel and conference expenses during award recipients' junior and senior years. As part of the program, students complete an 11 week paid summer internship and training at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete a 10 week paid internship at NOAA facilities across the country. Students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance during summer internships. Recipients also attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship in early June. At the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an Education and Science Symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid).