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Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Public Service Graduate Scholarship
NOAA CREST Center is seeking applications from eligible graduate students (Masters and PhD) for its prestigious Conrad Lautenbacher Public Service Graduate Scholarship. The start date of the fellowship will be February 1, 2017.
Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher is a long standing supporter of the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) which was established in 2001. He was, and continues to be, committed to education and to increasing the number of students who graduate with post-secondary degrees in STEM disciplines. He is also a supporter of activities to diversifying the workforce through programs that reach out and commit to inclusion of students and graduates from traditionally underrepresented communities. In recognition of his contribution to the NOAA EPP/MSI Program and specifically his support for earth systems sciences the Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Public Service Scholarship is established at and funded by the NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and REmote Sensing Technology (NOAA-CREST). Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr. served as the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere at the US Department of Commerce and the 8 th Administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from December 19, 2001 to October 31, 2008. Dr. Lautenbacher spearheaded the first Earth Observation Summit, which hosted ministerial-level representation from several dozen nations in July 2003. Through subsequent international summits and working groups, he worked to encourage world scientific and policy leaders to work toward a common goal of building a sustained Global Earth Observation System of Systems
Graduate Student Funding Opportunity
The Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Public Service Graduate Scholarship provides financial support for masters’ and doctoral studies in Earth Systems Science, Engineering, Data Science, Geosciences and Remote Sensing Technologies.
Annual Scholarship Award: ($45,000 for PhD. Students & $35,000 for MS students)