College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Michelle Graulty (Biodiversity, 2017) and Annie Rice (Politics and Policy, 2017) Win Prestigious NOAA Hollings Scholarships

Two Environmental Science and Policy students, along with seven other University of Maryland students, received the prestigious National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship this Spring.  The NOAA Hollings Scholarship Program, awarded to sophomores exclusively, provides a two-year, $8,000 per year, academic scholarship, as well as a 10-week, full-time paid internship position ($650/week) the summer after junior year. Over 900 students nationally compete for these scholarships, and only 110-120 win them.  "UMD’s Hollings Scholarship awardees reflect our students’ passion for talking critical issues in environmental science and policy both in their studies and the future careers,” said Dr. Francis DuVinage, Director of UMD’s National Scholarships Office. The NOAA internship provides the Scholars with "hands-on,” practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Hollings awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and conferences where students present a paper or poster. 

Environmental Science and Policy students offered 2015 Hollings Scholarships are:

Michelle Graulty – ENSP-Biodiversity and Conservation Biology.  Michelle is a member of the
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program of the University Honors College, an undergraduate research assistant in Prof. Bill Fagan’s ecology and conservation biology lab, and has been offered a summer Government Affairs internship with the National Aquarium in Baltimore.


Annie Rice – ENSP-Environmental Politics and Policy.  Annie is a member of the Science and Global Change program of College Park Scholars, the Director of City Affairs for the Student Sustainability Committee, and a Sustainability Advisor for the University of Maryland Office of Sustainability. This spring she also interned at the Wilderness Society.



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