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Six Eckerd College Students Selected as 2010 NOAA Hollings Scholars

posted on 04/23/2010

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has named six Eckerd College students 2010 Hollings Scholars. With six recipients, Eckerd students won more Hollings scholarships than any other school in the nation, edging its total number of winners over a six-year period to 33.

2010 Hollings Scholars from Eckerd College:
Corie Charpentier '12, Marine Science and French Studies, of Venice, Florida
Jacquelyn Dolan '12, Biology, of Bethesda, Maryland
Zoe O'Donoghue '12, Marine Science, of Placitas, New Mexico
Robert Skoumal '12, Marine Science, of West Des Moines, Iowa
Emily Uhlmann '12, Environmental Studies, of Garland, Texas
Elena Weinberg '12, Physics, of South Burlington, Vermont

Eckerd's 2010 recipients are among 122 Hollings Scholars selected from 87 colleges and universities across the country. Eckerd's total of six winners tied for first place (along with the University of Miami), followed by the University of Oklahoma with five, and Penn State University, University of Alabama, and University of Washington with four each.

Eckerd College continues to expand its lead as the top winner of Hollings Scholarships since the NOAA program was introduced in 2005. Most notably, Eckerd is a private, liberal arts college in a sea of public research universities.

Hollings Scholarships at the Top Six Schools
1. Eckerd College (33)
2 & 3. Penn State University and University of Oklahoma (tied at 22)
4, 5 & 6. University of Miami, Cornell University and University of Alabama (tied at 19)

About the Hollings Scholarship
The undergraduate scholarships, awarded in honor of Senator Hollings (South Carolina-D) who championed the creation of the NOAA and was among the most vocal of ocean advocates during his 36 years in Congress, are awarded annually to accredited college or university students interested in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education. The purpose of the Hollings Scholarship Program is to increase public understanding and recruit and prepare students for public service careers or careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science.

Recipients are eligible for up to $8,000 of academic assistance per year for full-time study during the junior and senior years; a 10-week, paid internship during the summer of 2010, including a housing subsidy; round-trip travel to the internship site; and travel expenses to the Hollings program conference in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Click on the following links to view Eckerd's previous Hollings Scholars:
2009 Holling Scholars
2008 Holling Scholars
2007 Holling Scholars
2006 Holling Scholars
2005 Holling Scholars

Congratulations to this year's recipients!

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