Friday, April 6, 2012

Geology/Environmental Science Major selected as Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Ashland University sophomore Mitch Ramsey has received the prestigious 2012 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship that is offered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Ramsey is the first Ashland University student to be selected as a Hollings Undergraduate Scholar. This scholarship program provides academic assistance for two academic years beginning September 2012 through May 2014 and a summer internship in 2013, subject to academic performance.

“Mitch will receive a mentor when he is in Washington, D.C., in May and they will discuss the best placement for his internship for the summer of 2013, which could be in the U.S. or international,” said Dr. Michael Hudson, associate professor of geology. “In September, he will be notified of the specific possibilities for summer placement and in October, he will make his selection.”

According to Hudson, the scholarship carries with it substantial monetary value, approximately $25,000 counting two years of scholarship money, his summer paid internship and a variety of travel and accommodation expenses.

“Mitch was one of approximately 100 individuals worldwide selected for this award out of an applicant pool of at least 900,” Hudson said.

Ramsey hopes to pursue graduate training in the atmospheric sciences.

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