CONGRATULATIONS to Environmental Studies major, Sondra Winders (class of 2014)!! She won The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship!
Sondra is the third Environmental Studies major to win this prestigious, national award. Past recipients include Brittany Jones (class of 2012) and Alex Horning (class of 2010), as well as ES minor, Peter Murray (class of 2011).
Description of the Hollings Scholarship from the noaa website:
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Sarah Principato, Associate Professor
Chair of Environmental Studies
Gettysburg, PA 17325