AOSC Major Olivia Griffith Awarded 2024 Hollings Scholarship

When University of Maryland undergraduate Olivia Griffith opened her email and saw that she received a 2024 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, she had to do a double take.

“It was April 1, so I kind of thought it was a prank,” she said. “I did not think that it was happening.”

This was no trick, though. Griffith, who will be a junior atmospheric and oceanic science (AOSC) major in the fall, is one of only two students in the state of Maryland to receive this year’s Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She and 129 other scholarship recipients across the United States will receive up to $19,000 over two years, plus professional development opportunities and a paid summer internship at any NOAA facility nationwide.

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