NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship 2018 application is now open

The application for the 2018 NOAA Hollings Scholarship is now open. The application deadline is January 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

From the scholarship website:

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100% of Hollings Scholars surveyed said that they would recommend this opportunity to other students.

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NOAA Pathways Internships (paid)

The West Coast Region is once again looking at participating in the Pathways Student Intern program. We just learned that NOAA posted the Job announcements for the Pathways Student Intern positions last Friday and unfortunately we just found out about it this afternoon. We apologize for the short notice as these positions close this Friday April 28,2017.

We encourage you to share the links to these announcements with any students you may know or with any connections you may have with local Colleges or Universities or other student organizations. The annocument limits the number of applicants to the first 100 and the appointment is for a maximum of 120 days.

The program covers two types of positions; Student Trainee Biological Sciences and Student Trainee Office Support. Although the WCR is committed to utilizing this program our budgetary capacity and other recruit priorities may influence the level of our participation.

Student Trainee Biological Sciences, ZT-0499-2:
We are looking to potentially fill positions in the following 7 locations. There is a separate annocument for each location and the link to each annocument is listed below.

499 Arcata

499 Lacey

499 Long Beach

499 Portland

499 Sacramento

499 Santa Rosa

499 Seattle
Student Trainee Office Support, ZS-399-2:
We are looking to potentially fill positions in the following 3 locations. Again there is a separate annocument for each location and the link to each annocument is listed below.

399 Long Beach

399 Portland

399 Seattle

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great rest of the day.

Best Regards,
Patrick Garber
OMI A&O Branch Chief

Summer Research Cruise Volunteers needed with NOAA NW Fisheries Science Ctr

NOAA volunteer cruise position flyerWant to go to sea this summer?

We’ve got some spots to fill!

Are you looking for something different this summer?

NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) is looking for a few good scientists to fill out the Wet Lab staff during the 2017 Hake Survey! Sail with us aboard the Bell M. Shimada, an acoustically-quiet NOAA vessel, as we gather data to produce a biomass estimate for the migratory Pacific Hake population.

Do you qualify?

  • Are you a greenhorn (newbie), a salty dog (oldie), or somewhere in between?
  • Can you carry 15 pounds?
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders?
  • Hear a general alarm (hearing aid permitted)?

What do volunteers do?

  • Take biological data from fish (length, weight, age, tissue samples, etc)
  • Deploy, retrieve, and review video from an underwater camera
  • Other duties to fulfill the mission

How to volunteer

Pick a leg (or two, or three!) and contact Alicia Billings @ or 541.867.0507

2017 Tentative Summer Schedule

Leg 1: June 15 – July 1; Newport, OR to San Francisco, CA

Leg 2: July 5 – July 20; San Francisco, CA to Newport, OR

Leg 3: July 23 – August 7; Newport, OR to Port Angeles, WA

Leg 4: August 11 – August 26; Port Angeles, WA to TBD

Leg 5: August 29 – September 12; TBD to Seattle, WA


[scholarship]: NOAA Hollings Scholarship (deadline 1/31)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAAfacilities across the country.

For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our web sites:

o   Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

o   Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • 3.0 GPA (Hollings) or 3.2 GPA (EPP)
  • Full-time second year student at an accredited four-year undergraduate program or third year student at a five-year undergraduate program
  • Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.
  • Enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (EPPScholarship only)

For further information, contact the Office of Education Scholarship Programs at: or (301) 628-2913.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research — particularly by female and minority students — in NOAA mission-related sciences of oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals and financial need.

Applications for the 2016 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship are now being accepted with a deadline of December 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology and all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas particularly by women and members of minority groups. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. Depending on funding, approximately three to four scholarships are awarded each year.

Scholarships are distributed by disciplines, institutions and geography, and by degree sought, with selections within distributions based on financial need, the potential for success in a graduate level studies program (academic achievement), and the potential for achieving research and career goals.


To apply, each applicant must:

  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a citizen of a U.S. territory;
  • pursue or intend to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology or marine biology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas (or related areas), at a U.S. accredited institution;
  • have and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.3 or higher; and
  • maintain full-time student status for the duration of the scholarship award.

Universities or other organizations may not apply on behalf of an individual. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship. Eligibility must be maintained for each succeeding year of support and annual reporting requirements, to be specified at a later date, will apply.

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Nearshore Marine Ecology Intern (NOAA NWFSC)


Internship Description:   We are seeking a volunteer student intern to conduct lab work related to a field experiment testing the effects of nutrient inputs and crab fishing on eelgrass, its epiphytes, and associated invertebrate communities. We have collected and preserved many invertebrates and the selected student will assist us in the lab, working under a microscope to identify, enumerate, and weigh invertebrates. There will also be some minimal data entry work.

Internship Location:  NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Avenue E.,  Seattle, WA , 98112 (Just south of Husky Stadium)

Hours per week:  We are looking for 1-2 student(s) who can commit 6-15 hours per week in 3 hour increments or greater.

Duration:  Fall Quarter, with possibility to continue into Winter Quarter

Pay/Salary:  This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity.

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