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 2020-21 academic year. The scholarship will be disbursed in three installments (fall, winter, spring) throughout the academic year. Awards for less than an academic year will be pro-rated. This award may be offered in addition to a graduate assistantship or fellowship.


  • Student has submitted an application for graduate admission and is considered regularly admissible in one of the following colleges OR student 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.
  • Students 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.
  • Students must be enrolled for at least 9 graduate credits each term (fall, winter, spring) during the 2020-2021 AY to receive the award

Evaluation Criteria

  • Quality of the student’s academic and professional goal statement
  • Quality of letters of nomination
  • Quality of student’s CV or résumé 
  • Quality of student’s previous academic achievement and scholarly productivity (as indicated by GPA, GRE scores, publications, presentations, honors/awards, etc.)

Nomination Period

The nomination period begins on October 1, 2019. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., May 1, 2020. Awards will be determined in June 2020.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations may be submitted by the student'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 student (total) per award cycle.

It is the Graduate School’s policy that when nominating current undergraduates for Graduate School awards, the nominees must:

  1. have submitted/completed an application for graduate admission (with the exception of transcripts and other documents that may not yet be available), and
  2. be considered regularly admissible with respect to OSU’s minimum academic admissions requirements. 

    Nomination Form

    Submit a nomination

    Nomination form overview

    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. Statement from the student describing their academic and professional goals and direction as they relate to their chosen field
    2. Letter from student's major professor or unit chair/head describing the academic merit of the student, anticipated degree completion, the relevance of the student’s research focus in relation to the scholarship eligibility criteria, and the student’s academic and professional strengths that point to the student’s promise for the future in their chosen field  
    3. Two additional letters of recommendation
    4. A copy of the student’s résumé or curriculum vitae
    5. Copies of transcripts of all prior academic work must accompany the nomination. [Note: transcripts must be provided by the nominating department or graduate program.]