Hunter L. Luna, son of Paul and Stefanie Luna of Sulphur, has been awarded the 2013 American Meteorological Society 21st Century Campaign Scholarship.
Hunter is a graduate of Sulphur High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in oceanic and atmospheric science at The University of Oklahoma.
The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship is intended to encourage minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Black/African American students, to pursue careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
Four scholarships have been made possible through the generous contributions of AMS members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign, and Baron Services, Inc.
The award is $3000 for a nine-month period in the freshman year and an additional $3000 for a nine-month period in the sophomore year, based on performance in the first year.
The AMS 21st Century Campaign provides a focused institutional mechanism for AMS members and organizations involved in the atmospheric and related sciences and services, to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of their science and to societal betterment. This campaign theme parallels and supports the goals of the AMS 10-Year Vision—which is to employ the remarkable advances in the atmospheric and related sciences and services for the benefit of society as a whole.
The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications.
Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts.
AMS publishes 11 prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.