The Department offers various scholarships to both new and current students every year.

The Claude E. & Alberta D. Walker Endowment for Meteorology

In order to provide resources for the advancement of the educational mission of San Jose State University, the Claude E. & Alberta D. Walker Estate established a fund to provide scholarships to students. Claude and "Dora" Walker were long-time California residents with a profound appreciation and respect for higher education. They were inspired to visit SJSU in 1998 by a radio program on meteorology, and chose SJSU based on its reputation. 

Beginning in July, 2009 the endowment proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for needy graduate and undergraduate students in Meteorology in the College of Science.

The Department offers The Claude E. & Alberta D. Walker Scholarships to incoming graduate students for their first year of study. The amount offered ranges up to $5000, and depends upon GPA (3.0 and above), GRE scores and financial needs.


John A. and Anna Monteverdi Scholarship for Meteorology and Climate Science

Tho purpose of the John A. and Anna Monteverdi Scholarship for Meteorology and Climate
Science is to support graduate students in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University, with preference to those whose research is centered in the meteorology or climate sciences. Dr. Monteverdi is a distinguished faculty member in Earth & Climate Sciences at San Francisco State University and is establishing the fellowship to honor his parents as well as to set an example for others within the CSU. Recognizing the financial need of students and wishing to honor academic excellence, Dr. Monteverdi would like to support outstanding students and give the department an important recruiting tool.

The fund shall annually provide for a $10,000 scholarship awarded to promising graduate
students, demonstrating outstanding academic merit along with financial need according to the following criteria:

1. Deserving graduate students in the programs of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science.
2. Students accepted into a graduate program in Meteorology and Climate Science may apply by submitting a letter of intent stating their career goals and personal and academic accomplishments to the department chair. 

San Jose State University Department of Meteorology, Duncan Hall 620
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