The American Meteorological Society is pleased to announce the 2012 AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships. Now entering its nineteenth year, the scholarship is intended to help support college education for minority students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, and Native Hawaiian Students, who intend to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The two-year scholarships, funded by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign, are for $3000 during the freshman year and $3000 during the sophomore year (second year funding depends on successful completion of the first academic year). Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2012 are eligible to apply.
Thanks to your assistance, we have had a successful eighteen years. Since the inception of the program, we have awarded the scholarships to over one hundred outstanding students. I hope that all of you will again assist in the distribution of information about this important program. The AMS web site includes a link to the information and application. The following link is provided for your convenience: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsstudentinfo/scholfeldocs/index.html We have also asked AMS Television and Radio Sealholders and teachers associated with the AMS K-13 programs to help with getting the information out about the minority scholarship program.
In addition to having local chapters help with the distribution of information concerning this scholarship program, we have asked six local chapters to help with the collection and initial screening of the applications. The application form lists the local chapters that will receive the scholarship applications this year. Please inform the teachers and/or students that the completed application should be sent to the listed chapter nearest them, and to send a photocopy of the application materials to AMS Headquarters. If your chapter is interested in assisting with the review process in the future, please contact Donna Fernandez at AMS Headquarters.
Information on all AMS fellowship and scholarship programs is available on the Internet at: http://www.ametsoc.org and can be found by navigating through the student resource page. Thank you for your time and support. If you have any questions, please send me an email or call me directly at 617-226-3907.
Development & Student Program Manager