AMS Scholarships and Fellowships

AMS Scholarships and Fellowships

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.

Applications open in September, with the following closing dates:

  • AMS Graduate Fellowship Program closes mid-January.
  • AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship, AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship, Named Scholarship, and AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science closes early February.
  • The  Father James B. Macelwane Award closes early June.

AMS Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award in Meteorology
Deadline: 10 June 2016

The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award was established by the American Meteorological Society to honor the late Rev. James B. Macelwane, S.J., a world renowned authority of seismology, who was a geophysicist and Dean of the Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, until his death in 1956.  The recipient of the Father James B. Macelwane award will receive a stipend of $1000 supported by member donations to the AMS Giving Program.

AMS Minority Scholarships
Deadline: 5 February 2016

The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS Giving Program.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: 5 February 2016

The American Meteorological Society is pleased to announce the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Serving as a unique example of various sectors of our field joining together to support young, talented minds, the scholarships are being sponsored by partners in industry, as well as through named scholarships either established by an AMS member or in memory of someone.

AMS Named Scholarships
Deadline: 5 February 2016

Applicants must be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall of 2016 and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award. 

AMS Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: 15 January 2016

A $25,000 stipend will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the 2016/2017 academic year.  In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.

AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science
Deadline: 5 February 2016

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is pleased to invite applications for the AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science, to be awarded to a student in the process of completing a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The Fellowship carries a $15,000 stipend and will support one year of dissertation research.

Questions?

Any questions may be directed to Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager, 617-227-2426 ext. 3907.

AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.