2021 Pam Daale Memorial Scholarship in Broadcast and Operational Meteorology Application
The Central Iowa Chapter of the National Weather Association is sponsoring a scholarship in memory of broadcast meteorologist Pam Daale in the amount of $1500. Application materials must be received by Friday, March 5th, 2021. The recipient will be notified around March 15th.
Pam Daale was best known as a television meteorologist at KMGH in Denver, but had numerous ties to Iowa. She was born and raised in Iowa, graduated from Iowa State University, and first worked at WOI-TV (Now ABC5 in Des Moines). Pam was an extremely popular meteorologist who courageously overcame adversity to not only succeed in her career but to help others. A horseback-riding accident at age 16 left her paraplegic, but this did not stop her from becoming a popular broadcast meteorologist. Later, as she fought cancer for nearly two years before her death in April 2004, she used her experiences to educate her viewers about the disease. In every aspect of her life, she had a tremendously positive impact on those around her. Her courage, strength, and concern for others, springing from a deep faith in God, should inspire us all.
Eligibility: The $1,500 scholarship is available to all full-time students pursuing a career in broadcast or operational meteorology, having a sophomore or junior status at the time of the chapter’s annual conference on March 26, 2021 in Ankeny, IA and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0-point scale). The award will be presented "virtually" at this years NWA Extreme Weather Virtual Symposium. In addition, the selectee will receive up to $250 for travel and lodging to next years "in person" Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference (March of 2022) and the conference registration fee will be waived.
Application Procedures: To apply for the scholarship, the following items are necessary:
- Complete the following application.
- Send a copy of transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) from all post-secondary schools attended. Only one transcript is required if it includes all post-secondary course work.
- Provide the name, address, phone number, and email of a college reference (professor/instructor).
- Complete the two essays on the application
Please send transcript copies to:
Evaluation and Selection: Evaluation of applicants will be performed by the Awards Committee. University personnel on the committee will excuse themselves from evaluating applicants with ties to their own universities. The candidate selected will be contacted before the conference to ensure their attendance at the conference – a necessary requirement to receive the scholarship for the first place selectee.
Deadline: Application materials must be received by March 5th, 2021. The recipient will be notified around March 15th.
For additional information, please contact Mike Fowle at
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