Scholarships are awarded competitively among students who achieve academic merit and/or have financial need. Scholarships are typically awarded to junior, and senior students; however, we do offer a few scholarships to incoming freshman. You do not need to apply for Meteorology scholarships. The eligible GPA changes from year to year, but in general, scholarships to juniors and seniors are not normally awarded if the GPA is below 3.0, except in extenuating circumstances.
How to Apply
Applications are not required for Department of Meteorology scholarships, however, if you want to be eligible for the Earth and Mineral Sciences scholarships, you must complete the EMS scholarship application every year by April 15. The EMS scholarship application form is available from the EMS Student Center in 25 Deike Building or can be completed online using the link below.
Gregory S. Jenkins Emergency Assistance Fund
Emergency grants are awarded to students who encounter extraordinary events or circumstances that could negatively affect their ability to continue their studies in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. Emergency grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis and can be given to a student no more than once per academic year. Limited funding is available. >> How to apply for Gregory S. Jenkins Emergency Assistance Funds
Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science Scholarships and Awards
The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science's scholarship and awards committee distributes approximately $46,000 in scholarships and awards each academic year. Scholarships are typically distributed prior to the beginning of the Fall semester and awards are usually given in the Spring (in conjunction with the Department's Spring Banquet), with a few exceptions. Again, you do not have to apply for Meteorology and Atmospheric Science scholarships as they are distributed by the department's scholarship committee on the basis of academic merit and need.
For a complete list of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science scholarships and awards, visit the links below.
External (to Penn State) Scholarships and Awards
- American Meteorological Society Scholarships & Awards
- NASA Office of Education Scholarship and Research Opportunities
- National Weather Association (NWA) Scholarships and Awards
- NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
- Pathways to Science Searchable Database
- Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium is opening up applications for graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship programs at Penn State University.
- SMART Scholarship-for-service Program