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 to be held virtually, Thursday, June 17, 2021.

We thank our many donors for recognizing and invigorating our student researchers at HMSC. For further information on scholarships, fellowships and awards contact Melissa Rieth or attend one of our 2021 information sessions on zoom at noon on Thursday, April 1, or Wednesday, April 7.

Undergraduate Awards

Cecil and Martha MacGregor Summer Housing 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

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

joan crebbin memorial fellowship Award

This award offers up to $1,500 to support an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing marine science-related fields (marine biology, marine mammals and marine education) at OSU. Application deadline: April 13 

Graduate Awards

Anja Robinson Fellowship

Up to $800 to support graduate student research in shellfish aquaculture. 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

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 

joan crebbin memorial fellowship Award

This award offers up to $1,500 to support an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing marine science related fields (marine biology, marine mammals and marine education) at OSU. Application deadline: April 13

Louis & Maud Hill coastal Marine studies Award

This award provides up to $12,000 of support a graduate student in coastal marine studies that include, but are not limited to aquaculture, oceanography, marine biology and marine engineering. Application deadline: April 13 

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 

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserve Graduate Student Scholarships

Awarded to support 1-2 current graduate students at any Oregon college/university 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 

 

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.