The National Weather Association Foundation
The Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology
The Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology was established by the National Weather Association in 2012, and was transferred to the National Weather Association Foundation in 2017. The scholarship is designed to aid students with a demonstrated interest in statistics, who are 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 $2,500, if a suitable recipient is available, and to one or more students 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.
- Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical 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.
- Undergraduates in their junior year or senior year 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 Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical 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 or former major/meteorology professor, and one other – a professor of statistics is desirable), (3) an essay explaining why the applicant is applying for the Bob Glahn Scholarship.
Dr. Harry R. “Bob” Glahn is a longtime and recently retired Director of the NOAA National Weather Service Meteorological Development Laboratory. He has provided full funding for this scholarship, which is the largest scholarship offered by the NWAF.
Approved by NWAF Board: April 25, 2017