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NOTE: This Scholarship is currently CLOSED for Applications
The Ken Reeves Memorial AccuWeather Undergraduate Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Kenneth W. Reeves (1961 - 2012), longstanding and supportive member of the National Weather Association and employee of AccuWeather, Inc. (Vice President,General Manager and Senior Meteorologist). Thanks to the generosity of AccuWeather, Inc., this scholarship opportunity is available from the National Weather Association. This scholarship opportunity began in 2004.
Offering: One scholarship per year in the amount of $1000. The NWA may ask the winner of the AccuWeather Undergraduate Scholarship to present research work at a local or annual NWA meeting; the NWA may provide additional funding for required travel and accommodations for such a presentation.
Administration: The scholarship selection is administered by the NWA Education Committee. The NWA office announces the call for applications in February each year and the scholarship designee will be notified in late-June.
Eligibility: Any undergraduate student going into their sophomore year or higher in the fall. (Note, graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship) If the student is classified as a senior they must either have at least the upcoming fall (Sep. - Dec.) semester to complete after the scholarship is awarded.
Note that past recipients of the AccuWeather Undergraduate Scholarship in Meteorology are ineligible. While students are encourage to apply for multiple NWA scholarships, the NWA will not award a student multiple scholarships in any given academic year.
Award Criteria: The scholarship is awarded based on:
a) Academic achievement/merit (transcripts).
b) Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a current or former meteorology professor), and
c) A one page statement explaining why the applicant is applying for the AccuWeather Undergraduate Scholarship
Logistics: Scholarship money will be transferred following the financial guidelines of the college or university involved. If there aren't any financial guidelines from the school, NWA will make the $1,000 check payable to both the student and the education institution at the beginning of the September - December semester or quarter.
About AccuWeather Inc: AccuWeather, Inc., is a charter Corporate Member of the National Weather Association. Dr. Joel N. Myers is the Chairman and President. Please visit their web site for more information - AccuWeather.com
Application Process: The application process is completed on-line via the link below. Student copies of transcripts are acceptable. Recommendations are completed on-line as well. Scholar Select will send an e-mail to to those you select to provide recommendation with instructions on how to submit their recommendation of you. Applicants should check with the individuals that are providing recommendations that they have indeed submitted on your behalf.
Incomplete applications including lack of recommendations or legible copies of transcripts will result in the NWA's inability to evaluate your application.
Please contact the NWA office if you have questions. Telephone 405-701-5167, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org