(Posted June 15, 2017)

Natalie Gibson, a junior from Annapolis, Md.

Natalie Gibson, a junior from Annapolis, Md.

            HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Natalie Gibson, a junior studying mathematics at Juniata College, has been awarded an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).      

Originally from from Annapolis, Md., Gibson is the daughter of James Gibson and Sarah Woodworth. She is a 2015 graduate of Broadneck Senior High School.

 “My professors at Juniata have been engaging and encouraging,” Gibson says. “I thank them for giving me the confidence to go out of my comfort zone and for helping me with the application process.”

Gibson is a member of the College’s women’s lacrosse team and used her determination, refined as a Juniata scholar-athlete, to help her earn the Hollings Scholarship.

“I have always been focused, and I am always challenging myself and striving to succeed,” she says.

The Hollings Scholarship is awarded to college students entering their junior year, who are in studying fields that are of interest to NOASS such as engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, math or marine and atmospheric sciences. Students are selected based on their success in these fields and an application essay.

Gibson will receive tuition support for her junior and senior year, and was admitted into a 10-week, paid internship program at a NOAA facility for the summer of 2018.

“During this internship, I would really like to see how mathematics is applied to the environmental world,” says Gibson. “I would also like to gain professional experience, make meaningful relationships and conduct research that will prepare me for my career.”


--Written by Joey DiGangi III ’18--

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.