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 http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html