The National Weather Association Foundation
Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship for Meteorology
The Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship for Meteorology was established by the National Weather Association in 2012, and transferred to the National Weather Association Foundation in 2017. It is designed to provide direct assistance to an aspiring meteorologist completing his or her undergraduate degree in meteorology (or a related field) at one of the universities listed on the Department of Education’s Accreditation database. The scholarship may be awarded up to $1,000 if a suitable recipient is available, to cover qualified education expenses such as tuition, fees, and course-related expenses such as books, supplies and equipment when the scholarship is paid to the student’s tuition account.
- The Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship for Meteorology Application Requirements
- An application deadline will be set each year in the fall.
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America, or a permanent legal resident.
- Undergraduate students only may apply. If classified as a senior, the applicant must have one more semester to complete after the scholarship is awarded.
- Applicant must complete the National Weather Association Foundation Scholarship Application per instructions in the online application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Past recipients of The Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship for Meteorology are ineligible.
- While students are encouraged to apply for multiple NWAF scholarships, the NWAF will not award a student multiple scholarship in any given academic year.
- The award will be based on the following in the order of importance: (1) academic merit, (2) two recommendations (one from a current/former meteorology professor), and (3) an essay explaining why the applicant is applying for the Phillips Scholarship.
The Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship for Meteorology is made possible by a generous donation from the Phillips Family. It is offered by Ryan Phillips of Hollywood, Florida, and supported by Patricia Phillips of Zanesville, Ohio. The award honors the late Patrick R. Phillips (1947-2007), an avid outdoorsman who inspired Ryan to study the weather. To learn more, please visit: www.nwas.org.
Approved by the NWAF Board: April 25, 2017