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NOAA's Hollings Scholarships Awarded to Four Eckerd Juniors

posted on 10/10/2005

Juniors Jacob Brock, Elise Coffey, Heather Hunsperger, and David Nagle have been selected as 2005 Hollings Scholars. Awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is in its first year.

Hollings scholarhips were awarded to 110 students from 72 colleges and universities. Eckerd College shares the distinction of having four or more scholarship recipients with only five other schools - Penn State University, Cornell University, the University of Alabama, the University of Maryland, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

From the NOAA Hollings Web page: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to: 1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; 2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and 4) 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.

The Hollings Scholarships provides over $28,000 to college juniors to be used during their junior and senior years. Recipients major in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education, supportive of the purposes of NOAA

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