Scholarships for American Indians


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AMS Undergraduate Scholarships

American Meteorological Society
Attn: Fellowship/Scholarship Program
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3693
(617) 227-2426, ext. 246      Fax: (617) 742-8718


To provide financial assistance to minority and other undergraduates majoring in meteorology or an aspect of atmospheric sciences.


This program is open to full-time students entering their final year of undergraduate study and majoring in:

  • meteorology
  • an aspect of the atmospheric
  • related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. 

Applicants must intend to make atmospheric or related sciences their career.  They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at a U.S. institution and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. 

Along with their application, they must submit 200-word essays on:

  • their most important achievements that qualify them for this scholarship
  • their career goals in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic fields


Selection is based on academic excellence and achievement; financial need is not considered. 

The sponsor specifically encourages applications from:

  • women
  • minorities
  • students with disabilities

who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. 

Financial data

Stipends range from $700 to $5,000 per year


1 year

Additional information

Requests for an application must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Number awarded

Varies each year; recently, 15 of these scholarships were awarded


February of each year