Junior Receives NOAA's Hollings Scholarship
August 18, 2005
August 18, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University junior Philip R. Mooney is the recipient of an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Mooney is the second DePauw geoscience student and Science Research Fellow in two years to receive a nationally competitive scholarship from a federal agency. Sara M. Smaltz, now a senior, received a 2004 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Among other things, Mooney will receive up to $8,000 of academic assistance per school year for full-time study during his junior and senior years, and will participate in a 10-week, paid ($650/week) internship during the summer between the junior and senior years at NOAA or a NOAA approved facility.
The Hollings Scholarship program is designed to:
- increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
- increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
- 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;
- 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.
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