The scholarships and fellowships listed below are awarded to graduate students who are entering the College of Science. As departments nominate candidates, student application is not required.
College of Science scholarships and fellowships
ARCS Foundation Scholarship
The College annually awards ARCS Foundation Fellowships to entering Ph.D. students in the Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Mathematics, Microbiology and Statistics. The ARCS Fellowship provides a $6000 annual supplement to the Departmental assistantship for 3 years.
Wei Family Private Foundation Scholarship
The Wei Family scholarship is awarded to graduate students pursuing a degree in science or mathematics, with a 3.5 GPA, and preferably who have lived in or are related to persons living in China. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Chung Kwai Lui Wei and Mr. Hsin Hsu Wei, both emigrants from China. Dr. Wei was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. from Oregon State University.
The Larry W. Martin & Joyce B. O’Neill Endowed Fellowship
The Martin-O’Neill Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student from any department in the College of Science whose research involves computational modeling. This Fellowship covers a stipend of $25,000 disbursed quarterly ($6250/quarter) and a tuition waiver for the academic year. The Fellowship will begin at the start of fall term and continue for one calendar year. The Fellow’s department will be responsible for the tuition payment during the summer term at 3 credits. Each department may nominate one graduate student whose research focus involves computational modeling. Nominees in the second or later years of the Ph.D. program will be given preference during the selection process. Learn more about the Martin-O'Neill Fellowship and apply.
Provost Distinguished Fellowship
The Fellowship is a one-time, 12-month stipend ($30,000 for doctoral students, $22,00 for master's students, with a $2,000 fee subsidy), academic year tuition waiver, and supplemental funds to cover the cost of enrollment in three graduate credits during the summer term. The Graduate School formally appoints recipients as OSU graduate fellows.
Fellowships administered by the graduate school
In most cases, nominations for graduate school fellowships must be submitted by academic unit administration. Students may review this list for eligibility and then contact their major professor or academic unit for consideration.
National Science Foundation Award
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program is a national award program of prestigious fellowships given each year to a select group of master’s and doctoral students in science and engineering fields in recognition of their academic and professional excellence.
PNNL-OSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program
Through the PNNL-OSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program, Ph.D. candidates will earn a stipend along with benefits while working under a prestigious graduate committee on nationally relevant research. It is a unique opportunity to tap into the knowledge and world-class research infrastructure available at both institutions.
Getting prepared to apply
The graduate school has compiled a list of strategies for finding funding. Current students should also feel empowered to reach out to their graduate coordinator or faculty advisor for additional advice and assistance.