NOAA Higher Education scholarships are awarded for up to $30,000-$35,000 of academic assistance, and programs include internships with partners in NOAA line offices throughout the administration.
NOAA Higher Education programs aim to increase post-secondary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, applied research, and training in atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences, and remote sensing, and to foster research, technology, and education through multidisciplinary training opportunities, in support of NOAA's mission.
The NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) is aimed at increasing the graduating number of students from underrepresented communities with degrees in fields integral to NOAA's mission, and to increase programs and opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities to pursue applied research and education in atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences and remote sensing technology, in support of NOAA's mission. http://www.epp.noaa.gov/epp_about_us_page.html
The NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to increase post-secondary training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html