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UNH Student Awarded Prestigious NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship recipient, Jessica Norstog University of New Haven student Jessica Norstog '15 has been awarded the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Norstog, a marine biology and applied mathematics major in the UNH Honors Program, was one of 125 students nationwide selected as a Hollings Scholar. Many of the scholarship recipients attend the top academic institutions in the nation.

"This prestigious award is another recognition of the exceptional work done by our faculty in mentoring and challenging our increasingly talented student body," said Lourdes Alvarez, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. "Please join me in congratulating Jessica and all the faculty and staff who contributed to her success. You have done us all proud!"

According to 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); a 10-week, full-time internship position 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 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.

The scholarship program was designed to increased undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education. A complete list of winners and more information about the scholarship can be found on the NOAA's website at

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