FOX Weather Creates Scholarship for MSU Meteorology Students


Contact: Addie Mayfield

A meteorology student works in MSU’s Climate Lab Studio at Hilbun Hall. (Photo by Beth Wynn)

STARKVILLE, Mississippi—A recent partnership with FOX News Media will benefit students studying meteorology in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University with new scholarship opportunities.

Commitment by FOX Weather, a network affiliate, has established the FOX Weather Endowed Scholarship and the FOX Weather Annual Scholarship to further increase diversity and expand opportunities for academic achievement in the field of meteorology.

Nominees for the awards will be full-time undergraduate students pursuing studies in the Department of Geosciences at the MSU College of Arts and Sciences who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors who have chosen a concentration in broadcast meteorology or professional meteorology/climatology.

In addition to the scholarship, FOX Weather will also offer an internship position with a dedicated mentor to recipients throughout their college experience. The first recipient of the FOX Weather Scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year.

“FOX Weather is proud to partner with Mississippi State University to help deserving students achieve their aspirations, while increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of meteorology,” said Sharri Berg, president of FOX Weather.

FOX Weather, which launched last month, is a 24/7 ad-supported streaming service operated by FOX News Media. The platform leverages the network’s extensive news gathering units and additional TV station resources with a total of 120 meteorologists for a full suite of weather products. FOX Weather’s Mississippi State University graduates number 40, including live weather forecasters Steve Bender, Janice Dean, Jason Frazer, Amy Freeze, Craig Herrera, Nick Kosir, Rick Reichmuth and Kendall Smith.

Demonstrating long-term strength in the field of broadcast weather, MSU has graduated the most degree-holding weathercasters nationwide. Renowned research conducted by MSU’s Department of Geosciences also contributed to the university’s designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Science by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the US Geological Survey in 2015.

For more information about the FOX Weather Fellowship or to support MSU’s Department of Geoscience through annual gifts and endowment, contact Sara Frederic, Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences, at 662-325-3240 or [email protected]

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