The National Weather Association Foundation
The Arthur C. Pike Scholarship in Meteorology
The Arthur C. Pike Scholarship in Meteorology is made possible by a generous donation from the estate of the late Dr. Arthur C. Pike. The NWA Council established this annual college scholarship fund in 2001. It was transferred to the National Weather Association Foundation in 2017. The scholarship is designed aid students enrolled in meteorology (or related field) programs at 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 Arthur C. Pike Scholarship in 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 entering their junior or senior year, or graduate students 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 Arthur C. Pike Scholarship in 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 Arthur C. Pike Scholarship in Meteorology.
Dr. Arthur C. Pike (1939-1988) was a charter member of the National Weather Association, a research meteorologist for the National Hurricane Center, and an educator. He authored numerous articles for scientific journals, and served as a member of the American Meteorological Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, and Sigma Xi, in addition to the NWA. To learn more about Dr. Pike, please visit: www.nwas.org
Approved by NWAF Board: April 25, 2017