RANGELY | On May 28, 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this year’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. Grant Sanderson, 2018 graduate of Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), stands among those chosen few. Sanderson transferred to the University of Hawaii at Hilo after completing CNCC’s plan of study in Marine Science and Oceanography.
Established in 2005 in honor of the late Senator Ernest F. Hollings, who was a well-known supporter of ocean policy and conservation, the Hollings Scholarship includes a two-year academic award of $9,500 per year, and a 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship opportunity at any NOAA facility nationwide.
Scholars also receive funding to present their NOAA research projects at two national scientific conferences. To receive the scholarship, students must be full-time undergraduates majoring in a NOAA mission field such as oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical sciences, social sciences and teacher education.
Sanderson will participate in the program orientation from July 8-10, 2019, and will complete his internship during the summer of 2020.
To learn more about the CNCC plan of study in marine science and oceanography, contact Mario Sullivan, PhD, at 970-675-3239 or Mario.Sullivan@cncc.edu
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