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Math Major wins prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

Kate Coveney, Applied Mathematics major and a student in the Frederik Meijer Honors College has been awarded a prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship. She is one of 72 recipients selected nationally. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. Coveney was awarded an $8,000 award for the next two years plus $6,500 during the summer while she completes a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility. The internship provides Scholars with ¿hands-on¿/practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. The award also includes travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where Coveney will present a paper or poster, and a housing allowance. To learn more about the Hollings Scholarship, visit http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html . Interested students should contact Amanda Cuevas, director of the GVSU Office of Fellowships located in the Frederik Meijer Honors College at cuevasam@gvsu.edu or 331-3219 for eligibility and application information.


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