Scholarships and Fellowships

HSO students are often awarded scholarships each year from Oregon Sea Grant and HMSC. Many of these students present their work at the annual Markham Symposium in mid-June.

All available scholarships and awards at HMSC can be found here.

Scholarships and awards available through the Graduate School at Oregon State University can be found here.

Students at conference with mentor


HsO Travel Awards

The HSO Travel Award Program fulfills our goal of increasing opportunities for professional development of students by assisting HsO members in presenting their research at local, regional, or national scientific conferences. There are two award deadlines per year, May 15th and November 15th at 5 p.m. PST.

Full details on this award, including the scoring criteria for applicants can be found here.

This $400 award is given to students in residence (spending at least half time) at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, in recognition of service to the HsO, research excellence, and promise. Funding for these travel awards comes from HsO fundraising, with matching funds from the OSU Foundation. Winners are asked to present their research at a weekly Hatfield Symposium the following year, as well as continuing to perform service to HMSC.


Upcoming 2017: Bob Moch Memorial Scholarship Service Award

The HSO Bob Moch Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student or students who exemplify the values of:

  • Being a positive example and ambassador for HMSC in our local community
  • Scholarship, citizenship and fellowship which reflects positively on fellow students
  • Being an active member in the coastal community outside of HMSC
  • Conducting and promoting activities such as sharing, caring, and educational endeavors for the betterment of the community, and not for personal gain

The Bob Moch Memorial Endowment is not yet available. An announcement will be made when this scholarship becomes active.