The Graduate School invites nominations for the Flyfisher's Club of Oregon Graduate Scholarship. The purpose of the Flyfisher's Club of Oregon Graduate Scholarship is to provide support for domestic or international graduate students pursuing a course of study involving any one of the endemic wild stocks of fish within watersheds of the State of Oregon.

The award is provided through a generous annual donation by the Flyfisher Foundation.

Award Details

One scholarship, valued at $4,750, will be provided during the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship will be disbursed in full during the fall 2021 term. This award may be offered in addition to a graduate assistantship or fellowship.


  • Nominee has submitted an application for graduate admission and is considered regularly admissible in one of the following colleges OR nominee is a current master’s or doctoral student in one of the following colleges*:
    • College of Agricultural Sciences
    • College of Forestry
    • College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
      *Nominations from relevant interdisciplinary programs will also be considered.
  • Nominee must be pursuing a course of study involving any of the endemic wild stocks of fish within watersheds of the state of Oregon. Research topics might include life histories, diseases, population dynamics, inter-relationships with other aquatic species, essential habitat needs, or management and restoration approaches.
  • Nominee must be enrolled for at least 9 graduate credits during the fall 2021 term to receive the award.

Evaluation Criteria

  • The nominee’s scholarly promise and academic and professional strengths, as articulated in the nomination letter(s), including, but not limited to, discussion of the nominee’s past achievements, their specific academic interests at OSU, and their likelihood of contributing to the discipline
  • The description as to how the nominee meets the minimum eligibility criteria, as articulated in the nomination letter(s), including supporting documentation
  • Strength of the nominee's statement of academic excellence, intellectual vitality and strengths and their alignment with this specific award
  • Quality of nominee’s CV or résumé 

Nomination Period

The nomination period begins on October 1, 2020. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., May 17, 2021. Awards will be determined in June 2021.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations may be submitted by the nominee's graduate program director or department chair/head. Students may not apply directly for this award. Each unit (as defined by university major code) may nominate no more than one nominee (total) per award cycle.

In the online nomination form, nominators will be required to prepare/upload the following materials as one PDF document using the following file name convention:
"Nominee's Last Name_Department_Flyfisher’s.pdf", and upload it through the nomination form.

  1. A statement from the nominee that speaks to the following areas:
    1. Their academic excellence and intellectual vitality demonstrated in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, their commitment and persistence related to previous academic pursuits, their intellectual curiosity and commitment, and the strengths and skills they bring to their graduate studies. 
    2. A discussion of their personal strengths, skills, and previous experiences and how those contribute/will contribute to the field of study involving any of the endemic wild stocks of fish within watersheds of the state of Oregon.
    3. How this award will support them in their graduate studies.
  2. Letter from nominee's major professor or unit chair/head describing the academic merit of the nominee, anticipated degree completion, the relevance of the nominee’s research focus in relation to the scholarship eligibility criteria, and the nominee’s academic and professional strengths that point to the nominee’s promise for the future in their chosen field  
  3. Two additional letters of recommendation
  4. A copy of the nominee’s résumé or curriculum vitae

    Nomination Form

    Submit a nomination

    Nomination form overview


      For questions about this award or any Graduate School administered awards, please contact our Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships team