Meteorological Satellite Applications Award Grant

National Weather Association Foundation


The National Weather Association Foundation
Meteorological Satellite Applications Award Grant

Will open in late 2020 with a spring 2021 deadline.



The Meteorological Satellite Applications Award Grant was established by the National Weather Association in 1999 to foster the study and use of satellite remote sensing date in weather analysis and forecasting. The award is sponsored by NWA Member Frances Holt, a past Chair of the Remote Sensing Committee, and was transferred to the NWA Foundation in 2017. The Grant is designed to support students enrolled in meteorology (or related field) programs at universities listed on the Department of Education’s Accreditation database. If a suitable recipient is available, that individual will receive a Grant of $500, free registration at the NWA Annual Meeting to present their paper, and a stipend of $500 to help cover associated travel and hotel expenses.

  1. The Meteorological Satellite Applications Award Grant Application Requirements:
    1. An application deadline will be set each year in the fall.
    2. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America, or a permanent legal resident.
    3. Applicants must write an original paper on meteorological satellite applications. Themes may include original research, case studies, or a survey of applications. Papers should not exceed ten pages, including photographs and appendices.
    4. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time the paper is written, and be in good academic standing to apply.
    5. Applicant must complete the National Weather Association Foundation Grant Application per instructions in the online application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.