The Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship for Meteorology

Thanks to a generous donation from the Phillips Family, the National Weather Association Foundation is pleased to offer this scholarship.

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About the Phillips Family Scholarship
The NWA Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship for Meteorology is offered by Ryan Phillips of Hollywood, Florida, and supported by Patricia Phillips of Zanesville, Ohio.

Ryan is currently a broadcast meteorologist at WTVJ in Miami, and has been a member of the National Weather Association since 1997. He has held the Association’s Seal of Approval since 2002. He is an Ohio native and a graduate of Ohio University with a B.S. Degree in Geography / Meteorology.  He has worked for KHGI-TV in Kearney, Nebraska, and WZVN-TV in Ft. Myers/Naples, Florida, over the past decade. Ryan is a supporter of Shih Tzu Rescue and the Humane Society of Greater Miami, where he serves as a volunteer in their public outreach efforts.

This scholarship was created out of the desire to give direct assistance to a focused and aspiring meteorologist completing his or her undergraduate degree. It is also offered in honor of the late Patrick R. Phillips (1947-2007) who, as an avid outdoorsman, gave Ryan his first lessons in weather.

Previous Winners:

  • 2012 - Elizabeth Smith – California University of Pennsylvania
  • 2013 - John Banghoff - The Ohio State University
  • 2014 - Lauriana Gaudet - Lyndon State College
  • 2015 - Jillian Young - State University of New York at Oneonta
  • 2016 - Cameron Paquette - State University of New York at Albany
  • 2017 - Erin Jones - Millersville University
  • 2018 - Jacob Genuise - University of Oklahoma


Please contact the NWA office if you have questions.  Telephone 405-701-5167, or via e-mail: