AMS Senior Named Scholarships

$2,000–$10,000Award Amount
22Number of Awards
4/1/2023Submission Deadline

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In memory of a loved one or to honor an individual’s contributions to science, the AMS Senior Named Scholarships are a group of scholarships awarded to senior undergraduates. It is to help further the education of outstanding students pursuing degrees in atmospheric, related oceanic, or hydrologic sciences.

The scholarship prize awards range from $2,000 to $10,000. Also, winners are asked to attend the AMS Annual Meeting with partial funding (free registration and lodging, but no travel costs).

The scholarship is paid to the winner’s school to help pay their final year tuition.

Key Information of AMS Senior Named Scholarships

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Hydrologic Science
  • Oceanic Science

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


AMS Senior Named Scholarships Timeline

October 2022

Application Open Date

Applications are open on October 26.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The application deadline is on April 1.

July 2023

Award Announcement Date

Winners are announced in July.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: College Junior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • School Verification
  • Recommendation letters
  • Grade transcript
  • Essay

How to ace the AMS Senior Named Scholarships


Select familiar teachers as referees

When selecting teachers who will write you a reference letter, we advise you to choose those who are familiar with you and can attest to your academic excellence.


Make early contact with referees

According to the awarding body, the recipient is responsible for keeping track of time to ensure the components of their application gets submitted before the deadline. One of the ways to get this done is by requesting reference letters on time. It will give your referee time to write a good recommendation.


Track your application progress

We advise you to track the progress of your application using a journal, notepad, or excel sheet. It will help you know the documents you have, the ones you need, and the deadline to get them to meet the scholarship submission deadline.


Tailor your experience to the application

Find out how your experience meets what the scholarship awarding body is looking for in an ideal candidate. Then tailor your experience and career goals to match that.

How the AMS Senior Named Scholarships is Judged

All scholarships are given out based on academic achievement; however, some have a specific focus relevant to the honoree.

Why We Love the AMS Senior Named Scholarships


It is not a single scholarship

The scholarships are divided in memory of a loved one or recognize a scientist's contributions to the field. Over 20 scholarships are in the AMS Senior Named Scholarships.


Targets underrepresented minorities

Women, minorities, and disabled students, traditionally underrepresented in atmospheric and allied oceanographic and hydrologic sciences, are encouraged to apply.


Specific to a field

The scholarship encourages students aspiring to have a career in atmospheric and allied oceanographic and hydrologic sciences.

5 Facts About the AMS Senior Named Scholarships


AMS Senior Named Scholarships are a group

The scholarships are a group of scholarships named after a notable family or scientist and have awards of various amounts.


Only one application needed

To apply to the group of scholarships, you only need one application. Each application is evaluated and awarded according to its criteria and the honoree it was named after.


Specific to undergraduate seniors

The scholarship is only for applicants entering their final year of their undergraduate studies.


Non-renewable scholarship

The scholarship is non-renewable but held annually.


Variations in award criteria

While all the scholarships are AMS Senior Named Scholarships, some are for minorities, others are for those in financial need, and students with excellent academic performance.

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