This is true! The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship which is under the Office of Education of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) can award up to $29,000 scholarship money each for deserving 100 students who are majoring in programs such as oceanic, environmental, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including, geography, physics and hydrology.
The scholarship can be also applied by students under teacher education program that support NOAA’s programs and mission. To be eligible to apply for Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, applicants must be United States citizens and enrolled as a full-time third year student for four-year program or a 4th year student for the five year-program in any accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories. The applicants must also have a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Applications are now being accepted with the deadline of February 8, 2008. For more details about the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, you may visit the NOAA Office of Education or you may read the Scholarship FAQ here. Online application can be found in this link.