Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards


Markham Symposium: Thursday afternoon, June 16th, 2016 – Agenda 2015 (last year)

Every year nearly 100K is awarded to bright, engaging and hopeful undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research experiences, teach experiential courses and reach out to the public about the relevance of their science. HMSC’s donors continue to recognize and support students’ needs for research and lab experience that directly relate to their career interests in marine science. These research awards provide students with real-world training opportunities in writing research proposals and reports, managing a research budget and communicating their research findings at the annual Markham Symposium. It is also the recognition, in addition to the financial support, that affirms and reinvigorates a student’s not-so linear path of investigation, field sampling, and negotiating “domestic overhead.” Receiving a student research award is affirmation that their research project is important, valued and worth continuing. For this we thank our many donors for recognizing and invigorating our student researchers at HMSC.

Past Scholarship Awards

For questions about the HMSC Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards contact Itchung Cheung, HMSC Academic Programs Manager.

HMSC Summer Housing Scholarships:  Students taking summer courses at the Hatfield Marine Science Center are eligible to apply for housing scholarships, which provide free or reduced-rate housing on-site for the duration of the summer term in which they are enrolled. Rolling application deadline. Initial review deadline May 1.

HMSC Summer Housing Scholarships Application (PDF)


Cecil and Martha MacGregor Scholarship in Marine Science:  Up to four awards of $250 each to cover housing expenses for undergraduate OSU student(s) in residence at the HMSC and taking coursework during summer. Application deadline: May 31.

MacGregor Scholarship Announcement  (PDF)

Markham First Year Student Award:  One-time funding of up to $12,000 to support an incoming first-year graduate student who plans to be resident at HMSC after the first academic year in Corvallis. Application deadline: January 21.

Markham First Year Student Award  (PDF) 

Joan Crebbin Memorial Fellowship  Up to $3,000 for qualified undergraduate and graduate students, with preference to those involved in marine science public education programs as interns, and to students whose major study emphasis is marine biology, particularly mammals. Application deadline: April 13.

Crebbin Award Announcement  (PDF)

Guidance and Selection Criteria (PDF)

Holt Marine Education Fund Award:  Up to $6,000 to support an undergraduate or graduate student project with outcomes benefiting marine education. Application deadline: April 13.

Holt Award Announcement  (PDF)

Guidance and Selection Criteria (PDF)

Walter G. Jones Fisheries Development Award:  Funding in the amount of $1,300 to support academically qualified graduate student pursuing research which contributes to fisheries development. Application deadline: April 13.

Jones Award Announcement  (PDF)

Guidance and Selection Criteria (PDF)


Mamie Markham Research Awards:  Several awards, up to $10,000 each, to support graduate student research in marine science at the HMSC. Application deadline: April 13.

Markham Award Announcement  (PDF)

Guidance and Selection Criteria (PDF)

Lylian Brucefield Reynolds Scholarship:  Up to $1,000 to support a graduate student in residence at HMSC. Application deadline: April 13.

Reynolds Scholarship Announcement (PDF)

Guidance and Selection Criteria (PDF)


Anja Robinson Fellowship:  Up to $800 to support graduate student research in shellfish aquaculture. Application deadline: April 13.

Robinson Fellowship Announcement  (PDF)

Guidance and Selection Criteria (PDF)

Bill Wick Marine Fisheries Award:  Up to $4,000 to support graduate student research in fisheries ecology, food processing, economics, or marketing. Application deadline: April 13.

Wick Award Announcement  (PDF)

Guidance and Selection Criteria (PDF)


HsO Travel/Conference Fee Award:  HsO encourages students to present their research findings at professional conferences related to their field of study. To support student participation in such conferences, HsO, has created an annual award of $250 to help finance a student’s travel and/or conference fees. Application deadlines: April 15 and November 15.

HsO Travel/Conference Fee Award Announcement  (PDF)

HsO Travel/Conferenece Fee Award Evaluation Criteria (PDF)