Allison Cardona From Levittown, Pa Awarded Ams- Climadata Corporation Minority Scholarship

Allison Cardona of Levittown, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a 2002/2003 American Meteorological Society/ClimaData Corporation Minority Scholarship. Ranked 7th in her class of 400 at Harry S. Truman High School with a 4.65 grade point average, Ms. Cardona will now pursue a bachelor’s degree in meteorology at Millersville University in Millersville, PA.

The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship was awarded to eleven outstanding high school students around the country. The scholarship is intended to encourage minorities who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences to pursue careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Five scholarships are funded through donations made by Society members; and six by industry-The Weather Channel®, Litton PRC Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation, ClimaData Corporation, IBM, and WRC-TV. The scholarship award is $3,000 for the freshman year and an additional $3,000 for the sophomore year, based on performance in the first year.

ClimaData has become the nation’s leading weather firm providing Spanish language forecasts for America’s rapidly expanding Hispanic community. Founded in 1991 by Univision Chief Meteorologist John Morales, ClimaData forecasts are broadcast on over 50 radio stations, reaching 80% of the U.S. Latino market. ClimaData is also well known in the Caribbean, where its forecasts air daily on some of the islands’ top radio and television stations and printed in national newspapers. ClimaData also serves multi-national corporations operating in the Caribbean with daily forecasts and tropical weather outlooks. “Minority scholarships were crucial in funding my meteorology education,” according to ClimaData’s President John Toohey-Morales. “Through the ClimaData/AMS Minority Scholarship we hope to provide the same educational opportunity for others,” he added. For more information on ClimaData, visit

The AMS, founded in 1919, is a nonprofit, scientific, and professional society, with nearly 12,000 national and international members. The AMS actively promotes the development and dissemination of information on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals.


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