The following scholarship and fellowship programs are administered by the Graduate School. In most cases, nominations 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.

Please note, Graduate School awards are typically not a student’s primary funding source. In addition to Graduate School specific awards, students seeking funding for their degree should engage in conversations with their program directors and/or faculty about potential funding opportunities in their program.

Title Award Amount Deadline

ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards

The ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding students who are U.S. citizens studying to complete PhD degrees in science, engineering, math, technology and medical research at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.

$18,000 over 3 years

no award available in 2023; next award deadline in Feb 2024

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are made annually to domestic or international students who have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to their disciplines. 

$1,000

June 5, 2023

Delson Bridge to the Future Fund

Designed to assist graduate students who are facing critical financial emergencies that could impede degree completion.

Up to $1,000

October 3, 2022

Dissertation Completion Award

This award supports outstanding doctoral students who are in the final stages of their dissertations by offering an award to cover the cost of three graduate credits of tuition and mandatory fees for one academic term.

Cost of three graduate credits of tuition and mandatory fees for one academic term

Deadlines vary per term, view award webpage for more details

Ecampus Financial Hardship Grant

The Graduate School, in partnership with Oregon State Ecampus, has set aside funding to assist online students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardship that interferes with academic progress.

Up to $1,500

Requests accepted all academic year

Eric Englund Memorial Postgraduate Award

Annual award for advanced study (e.g. masters or doctoral degree) in applied economics, food science and technology, kinesiology, human development and family studies, nutrition, physical therapy, or public health. Applicants must have graduated from any Oregon State University bachelor's or master's degree program to be eligible.

Fellowship (up to $30000); Scholarship ($5000)

Contact department for deadline

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring by a Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research mentoring by OSU graduate students.

$1,000

April 17, 2023

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring by a Postdoc Award

This award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research mentoring by OSU Post Doctoral students.

$1,000

April 17, 2023

Financial Impact Hardship Award

Open to all graduate degree-seeking students who have (1) at least 1/3 of credits completed + in-progress with their current academic degree, or (2) have successfully completed 24 credits, whichever is satisfied first. Students must also be currently enrolled and experiencing economic hardship that significantly impacts academic progress.

Awards may vary per year, but not exceed $1,500 per student per academic year

Fall 2022 funds exhausted; requests re-open Dec 16, 2022

Flyfisher's Club of Oregon Graduate Scholarship

Annual award for graduate study involving endemic wild stocks of fish within watersheds of the state of Oregon.

$4,750

May 8, 2023

Herbert F. Frolander Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants

Annual award to recognize outstanding graduate teaching assistants at Oregon State University.

$1,000

May 15, 2023

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

The fellowship program provides awards to pairs of dissertation advisors and graduate students based on what the HHMI values and considers essential components of the environment, particularly the institution and advisor’s commitment to creating a healthy academic ecosystem and the student’s potential for scientific leadership.

$36,000 per year + Research Allowance

September 23, 2022

Jesse M. Bell Memorial Graduate Student Loan

These non-need-based loans are available on a one-time basis to domestic and international enrolled graduate students to assist with educational expenses associated with their advanced degree.

One-time loans of up to $5,000

October 3, 2022

Laurels Block Grant Program

The purpose of Laurels funding is to provide financial support to academic units so they may diversify and strengthen their graduate programs.

Varies; see award webpage for more details

Opens Nov. 7, 2022

Lenore Bayley Graduate Scholarship

Annual scholarship awarded to an OSU graduate student on the basis of academic merit and promise for the future.

$4,000

March 6, 2023

Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship

Funds for this scholarship are provided through the Oregon State Lottery and will be awarded to domestic or international graduate students enrolled in an advanced degree program at Oregon State University. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Up to $5,000

April 24, 2023

Oregon Sylff Fellowship for International Research

The Sylff program aims to identify and nurture leaders who will overcome differences in nationality, language, ethnicity, religion, and political systems to tackle global issues, and whose high integrity and drive to address issues unique to their respective countries can make a real difference.

$15,000 annually

May 1, 2023

P.F. and Nellie Buck Yerex Graduate Scholarship

Annual scholarship for outstanding graduate students in a science or technology field.

$12,000

April 24, 2023

PNNL-OSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program

The DGRP is designed to attract a select cohort of Ph.D. candidates with enhanced research opportunities unique to the National Lab system.

February 24, 2023

Prestigious Diversity Fellowship

This fellowship is intended to support the recruitment and retention of graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who demonstrate scholarly promise at OSU.

Stipend, scholarship, plus tuition waiver & subsidized health insurance for one year.

February 20, 2023

Professional Development Award

The Graduate School invites students to apply for funding through the Professional Development Award to help cover costs for qualifying training, resources, and activities that contribute to professional skills development.

Up to $500

June 9, 2023

Promising Scholar Fellowship

This award is intended to support the recruitment of graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who demonstrate scholarly promise at OSU. Eligible nominees must have participated in scholar programs that support undergraduate students from low income, first generation, and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds in their pursuit for graduate education.

Stipend, plus tuition waiver & subsidized health insurance for one year.

February 20, 2023

Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

The purpose of the Provost’s Distinguished Fellowship and Scholarship program is to support programs in the recruitment of Oregon State’s most meritorious graduate students.

Varies

Contact college or department for deadline

Scholarly Presentation Award

The Graduate School offers the Scholarly Presentation Award to provide graduate students with financial support to assist with certain costs associated with presenting their scholarly work at academic conferences and meetings.  

Up to $1,000

June 9, 2023

Thesis Completion Award

This award supports outstanding master’s students who are in the final stages of their theses by offering an award to cover the cost of three graduate credits of tuition and mandatory fees for one academic term.

Cost of three graduate credits of tuition and mandatory fees for one academic term

Deadlines vary per term; view award webpage for more details

Thurgood Marshall Graduate Fellowship

The Thurgood Marshall Graduate Fellowship is intended to support the retention of meritorious graduate students whose accomplishments and activities demonstrate leadership, service, and commitment to fostering a just and equitable community.

Stipend, plus tuition waiver & subsidized health insurance for one academic term.

March 6, 2023

WAGS/ProQuest Awards

Each year, the Graduate School at Oregon State University partners with the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and ProQuest to solicit nominees in four award categories. This prestigious regional competition is an important opportunity for OSU to showcase innovation and creativity by our graduate students.

$1,000

August 29, 2022