AMS Minority Scholarship

The AMS Minority Scholarship will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status
  • Senior in High School and attending  college in the fall of 2016
  • Must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.  Marine Biology is 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.

Award:  $6,000 two-year scholarship.  $3,000 per year during freshman and sophomore years.

Application procedures:

A completed application includes –

  1. Completed application form (See. Mrs. Sanders in the counseling office for a form)
  2. An official high school transcript showing past three years
  3. One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor
  4. a copy of scores from a SAT or similar national college entrance exam (ACT)

See Mrs Sanders in the counseling office for more details.


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