The National Weather Association Foundation
The NWAF Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship
The NWAF Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship is an opportunity for talented students who plan to pursue a career in broadcast meteorology. It was established by the National Weather Association in 2009, and transferred to the National Weather Association Foundation in 2017. The scholarship is designed to 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 NWAF Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship 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 entering their sophomore year or higher in the next fall semester 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 Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship are ineligible.
- While students are encouraged to apply for multiple NWAF scholarships, the NWAF will not award a student multiple scholarships in any given academic year.
- The award will be based on the following in the order of importance: (1) academic merit, (2) one-page statement of interest (500-550 words max), (3) YouTube Video including two full on-camera weathercasts, with all graphics and show elements prepared by the applicant, and (4) two references: one from a current/former meteorology professor, and one from media personnel.
Approved by NWAF Board: April 25, 2017
Application Link: CLOSED