Shellberg Scholarship 2016

In memory of David James Shellberg, the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences will present a memorial scholarship to a student exhibiting exemplary vision focused on the utility of surface observations in the realm of meteorology or climatology. The award is presented each year at the annual College awards ceremony.


David Shellberg earned a B.S. degree in Meteorology from Purdue University before coming to the University of Oklahoma for graduate school.  He earned his M.S. degree in Meteorology from OU in 1994.  After completion of his degree, he joined the Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) as a research associate, to continue his work with the Oklahoma Mesonet.  David was an enthusiastic young man, a good friend to many, and an integral part in making the Oklahoma Mesonet a reality.  David died in an airplane crash in Indiana on October 31, 1994.



The competition is open to any University of Oklahoma student in good standing enrolled in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at any point during the academic year ending at the spring semester in which the award is presented.  This includes both undergraduate and graduate students.


In order to be considered for the award in 2016, the student must submit the following:


A conference preprint, extended abstract, or abstract of any paper or poster that was submitted to a relevant meeting, workshop, conference, or symposium during the 2015-2016 academic year. The student must be the first author on any submission which also should include a summary of the project, analysis, and results of the relevant work.


Each submission must include a completed cover sheet (attached) and the submission.

A submission substantively related to a previous award winner will not be considered.


Deadline and Documents

The scholarship deadline is March 23, 2016. The attached application document includes the scholarship cover sheet and details on the selection process.


Link to Application (Word 15.9 KB, PDF 90.4 KB)