The NOAA Hollings Scholarship is an internship program that takes place over the course of two academic years. The purpose of the program is to provide scholars with 'hands-on' experience that will influence their academic and professional careers and networks. 

The program offers selected applicants a scholarship of up to $9,500 for two academic years of full-time study and a 10-week internship ($700/week). The internship takes place between the first and second year of the program involving NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. 



Please review complete eligibility requirements on the program website.  

  • Class year: Sophomores
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizenship required
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in major field of study

Applying & Guidance

Eligible applicants may submit applications directly to the NOAA Hollings Scholarship program. Review application tips and resources in the NOAA Hollings Scholarship Application Toolkit (Davidson login required). 

Schedule an Office of Fellowships advising appointment with Gaylena Merritt, Director of Fellowships, to discuss your candidacy.


Davidson NOAA Hollings Scholars

2020 - Virginia Gilliland ‘22

2016 - Steffaney Wood ‘18

2010 - Kelvin Bates (Chemistry) ‘12