Poston Named a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings Scholar

Anna Poston makes a Wolfie sign by a stream

Sophomore Anna Poston has been admitted into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program. For the program, Poston has been awarded academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at a NOAA facility next summer.

“For years I have been cultivating relevant skills and experiences in pursuit of a career in marine conservation,” Poston said. “When I first learned of the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, I knew becoming a member of the program would provide invaluable guidance as I seek entry into the world of marine science-related academia. The Hollings Scholarship will serve as the potential catalyst for actualizing my marine conservation career aspirations. I am tremendously grateful to be accepted as a NOAA Hollings Scholar, as the associated opportunities for career and personal development are irreplaceable.”

During the internship, Poston will gain experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy management, and education activities. Annually, the NOAA Hollings scholarship receives around 500 applicants and awards the scholarship to an average of 118 recipients. This award is applicable to both four-year and five-year programs. Students must earn and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during their studies as a Hollings scholarship recipient. Eligible applicants must be studying in a NOAA field, which includes a broad range of disciplines.

NC State’s University Fellowships Office aided Poston with her application for the NOAA scholarship. Learn more about the NOAA scholarship program here.