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Four UMD Students Awarded the NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Four Maryland sophomores have been awarded Ernest F. Hollings Scholarships by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education. Maryland tied for the third most Hollings Scholars in the nation, with only two institutions nationwide receiving more awards.

The NOAA Hollings Scholarship Program provides a financial award of up to $9,500 annually for two years beginning in September 2016. The Hollings award also includes a full-time, 10-week, paid summer research internship at a NOAA facility the summer after junior year. This internship provides the Scholars with "hands-on" practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities.

Hollings awards also include travel funds to attend conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Maryland’s Hollings Scholarship Awardees for 2016 are:

Erica Brown - Major in Bioengineering, Minor in Sustainability Studies. Erica is a member of the Gemstone program in the University Honors College, and interned with the National Socio-Environmental Research Center during summer 2015.

Willem Klajbor - Majors in Environmental Science and Policy (Marine and Coastal Management concentration) and Economics. Willem is a member of the College Park Scholars Environment, Technology, and Economy program, and is a member of the University’s Student Sustainability Committee and Student Honor Council.

Jessica MacGregor -Major in Environmental Science and Policy (Biodiversity and Conservation Biology concentration), Minor in Spanish. Jessica is a member of the Integrated Life Science program in the University Honors College. She interned with the U.S. Geological Survey last summer, helping install Surface Elevation Tables (SETs) in the Chesapeake Bay.

Emily Starobin – Major in Environmental Science and Policy (Politics and Policy concentration), Minor in Spanish. Emily is a member of the University Honors Program, and was a sustainability intern with the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore during summer 2015.

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