The National Weather Association Foundation
David Sankey Minority Scholarship in Meteorology
The David Sankey Minority Scholarship in Meteorology was established by the National Weather Association Council in 2002. It was transferred to the National Weather Association Foundation in 2017. The scholarship is designed to aid minority 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.
- David Sankey Minority Scholarship in Meteorology Application Requirements:
- An application deadline will be set each year in the spring.
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America, or a permanent legal resident.
- Undergraduates going into their sophomore year or higher in the next fall semester, or graduate students may apply. If classified as a senior, the applicant must have one more fall semester to complete after the scholarship is awarded, or they must document that they have been accepted to graduate school.
- 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 David Sankey Minority Scholarship in Meteorology are ineligible.
- While students are encouraged to apply for multiple NWAF scholarships, the NWAF will not award a student multiple scholarships in any given year.
- The award will be based on the following in the order of importance: (1) academic merit, (2) one-page statement of interest, and (3) two academic references (at least one from a current/former meteorology professor).
The David Sankey Minority Scholarship in Meteorology honors the legacy of NWA Charter Member David Sankey (1946-2000). Sankey built up a wealth of operational meteorological experience in the public and private sectors. He was a mentor, a great team leader, and a friend to all he met. He was a volunteer secretary with the NWA for many years, and led the NWA office into the computer age by developing an online computer bulletin board system in the 1980s. To learn more, please visit: www.nwas.org
Approved by NWAF Board: April 25, 2017
Application Link: CLOSED