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. For this 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

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. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/holtaward.pdf, https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/main/crite...

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. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/summerhous..., https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/summerhous...

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. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/macgregora...

Graduate Awards

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. Decision to be announced by February 15. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/markhamfir...

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserve Graduate Student Scholarships

Up to $5,000, to support one to two OSU graduate students currently pursing research that either (1) informs the management of marine reserves into nearshore waters, (2) informs our understanding of nearshore communities in Oregon’s waters, (3) or informs how nearshore communities in Oregon will respond to environmental change (i.e. hypoxia, ocean acidification, increasing sea surface temperatures). Application deadline: April 13. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/odfw_mrp_s...

Hannah-Jones Award

Up to $2000 for a qualified graduate student of any Oregon college/university in the field of fisheries science and management 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. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/hannah-jon...

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. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/jonesaward..., https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/main/crite...

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. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/markhamawa..., https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/main/crite...

Lylian Brucefield Reynolds Scholarship

Up to $1,000 to support a graduate student in residence at HMSC. Application deadline: April 13. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/reynoldsaw..., https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/main/crite...

Anja Robinson Fellowship

Up to $800 to support graduate student research in shellfish aquaculture. Application deadline: April 13. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/robinsonaw..., https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/main/crite...

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. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/wickaward.pdf, https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/main/crite...

CIMRS First-Year Graduate Fellowship

GRA salary and tuition is available to support a full year of 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. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/cimrs/students

Hatfield Student Organization (HsO) Awards

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/or conference fees. Application deadlines: November 15 and May 15. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/hatfield-student-organization/activities/aw..., https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/sites/hmsc.oregonstate.edu/files/hso_travel...

HsO Travel Awards

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 assisted in presenting their research at local, regional or national scientific conferences. They are additionally asked to 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 15th and November 15th at 5 p.m. PST. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/hatfield-student-organization/activities/aw...

Bob Moch Memorial Endowment Award

The HsO Bob Moch Memorial Endowment will award up to $1000 annually to a nominated student 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; and conducting and promoting activities such as sharing, caring, and educational endeavors for the betterment of the community, and not for personal gain. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/HsO/activities/awards/new-bob-moch-memorial...

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/or education, soundness of proposed budget, and financial need. Funding for this annual grant comes from HsO fundraising. https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/HsO/activities/awards/hso-research-award