Verner E. Suomi Scholarship

January 19, 2021 | Eric Verbeten

Professor Verner Suomi. Credit: UW-Madison Archives

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for high school students interested in pursuing studies in physical sciences; especially atmospheric science, meteorology, earth or environmental science, oceanography, or a related field. The Verner E. Suomi Scholarship Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Physical Sciences is awarded to a high school senior who plans to attend a University of Wisconsin System school.

The $2000 scholarship honors Professor Suomi’s lifelong commitment to undergraduate education, teaching undergraduate students throughout his tenure at UW-Madison. Suomi is widely known as the “father of satellite meteorology” for his transformational contributions to the field and is considered to be one of the most influential meteorologists of the 20th century.

Deadline: All application materials must be submitted as one PDF no later than April 15, 2021

For more information and to apply visit:

See previous scholarship awardees here.