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, 2-5:30 pm, June 18, 2020.

We thank our many donors for recognizing and invigorating our student researchers at HMSC. For further information on scholarships, fellowships and awards, contact Itchung Cheung.

Undergraduate Awards

Cecil and Martha MacGregor Scholarship in Marine Science

This scholarship is given to up to four students. Each award of $250 goes to cover housing expenses for undergraduate OSU student(s) taking coursework during summer and in residence at HMSC. Application deadline: May 31.

HMSC Summer Housing Scholarships

Students taking summer courses at the HMSC are eligible to apply for housing scholarships that will provide free or reduced-rate housing on-site for the summer term they are enrolled. Rolling application deadline. Initial review deadline May 1.

Holt Marine Education Fund Award

The Holt Award offers up to $6,000 to support an undergraduate or graduate student project whose outcomes benefit marine education. Application deadline: April 13.

Graduate Awards

Anja Robinson Fellowship

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

BOB Hannah AND STEVE Jones MARINE FISHERIES AND MANAGEMENT Award

Up to $2000 is awarded to a qualified graduate student from any Oregon college or university in the field of fisheries science and management who is committed to working on commercial marine fisheries in Oregon except Salmonids (no other species restrictions; any finish, shellfish or commercial species considered). Application deadline: April 13.

CIMRS First-Year Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship offers a GRA salary and tuition to support a full year for graduate students that have research projects specifically focused on career futures with some aspect of marine studies related to the NOAA mission. Applications that identify specific aspects of the NOAA enterprise, as well as NOAA and OSU colleagues with whom they would like to work, will be more competitive.

Lylian Brucefield Reynolds Scholarship

This award provides up to $1,000 of support to a graduate student in residence at HMSC. Application deadline: April 13.

Mamie Markham Research Awards

The Markham awards offer several annually, up to $10,000 each, to support graduate student research in marine science at the HMSC. Application deadline: April 13.

Markham First-Year Student Award

One-time funding of up to $6,000 is given to support an incoming first-year graduate student who plans to be a resident at HMSC after the first academic year in Corvallis. Application deadline: Feb. 18. The decision will be announced by March 1.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserve Graduate Student Scholarships

Up to $5,000 is awarded to support one to two OSU graduate students currently pursuing research that does one of the following:

  1. Informs the management of marine reserves into nearshore waters
  2. Informs our understanding of nearshore communities in Oregon’s waters
  3. Informs how nearshore communities in Oregon will respond to environmental change (i.e., hypoxia, ocean acidification, increasing sea surface temperatures).

Application deadline: April 13.

Walter G. Jones Fisheries Development Award

Funding for $1,300 is given to support an academically qualified graduate student pursuing research that contributes to fisheries development. Application deadline: April 13.

Bill Wick Marine Fisheries Award

This award is for up to $4,000 to support graduate student research in fisheries ecology, food processing, economics or marketing. Application deadline: April 13.

 

Hatfield Student Organization (HsO) Awards

Bob Moch Memorial Endowment Award

The HsO Bob Moch Memorial Endowment will award up to $1,000 annually to a nominated student who exemplifies the following values:

  • 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; and
  • Conducting and promoting activities such as sharing, caring, and educational endeavors for the betterment of the community, and not for personal gain.

HSO Travel/Conference Fee Award

Hatfield Student Organization (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 $400 to help finance a student’s travel and conference fees. Application deadlines: November 15 and May 15.

HsO Travel Awards

This $400 award is given to students in residence (least halftime) at HMSC, 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 assisted in presenting their research at local, regional or national scientific conferences. Additionally, they present their research at a weekly Hatfield Symposium the following year, as well as continuing to perform service to HMSC. There are two deadlines per year: May 15 and November 15.

    HsO Research Award

    The HsO Research award provides financial support to cover small research expenses such as supplies, equipment, analysis, publishing costs, etc. to HsO members. Criteria will be based on service to HsO, impact on research activities and education, soundness of proposed budget, and financial need. Funding for this annual grant comes from HsO fundraising.