Honoring the Legacy of America's First Female Television Meteorologist
The June Bacon-Bercey Scholarship in Atmospheric Sciences for Women supports women students with a demonstrated interest in atmospheric sciences and intersections with meteorology. Originally offered between 1978 and 1990 and reestablished in 2021 through support from AGU’s community of donors, the family of June Bacon-Bercey, and AccuWeather, the scholarship recognizes outstanding accomplishments for a scientist at their career-stage.
- A $1,000 scholarship
- An award certificate
Recipients also receive the following provided by AccuWeather:
- Equipment (such as a laptop computer)
- The opportunity for networking and mentorship with an AccuWeather employee appropriate for the recipient’s field and career direction administered via AGU’s mentoring platform Mentoring365
Criteria for a Successful Application
The review committee will be instructed to rate the quality of the personal statement (taking into consideration the impact that receiving the scholarship will have on the applicant), CV, letters of recommendation, and provide an overall rating for the application. Reviewers will be instructed to rate the applicant's accomplishments, as demonstrated in the application materials, for a scientist at their career-stage.
- identify as a woman
- identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), or LGBTQ+, or as a person with disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act
- have intentions of pursuing a career in meteorology and atmospheric sciences
- be a first year-year graduate student in a program leading to an advanced degree in the atmospheric sciences and/or intersections with meteorology or;
- be an undergraduate student in a bachelor's program leading to a degree in the atmospheric sciences who has already been accepted into a graduate program in the field of atmospheric sciences and/or intersections with meteorology or;
- be a student at a 2-year institution who has already been accepted into a bachelor's degree program in the atmospheric sciences