The Graduate School invites nominations for the P.F. Yerex & Nellie Buck Yerex Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to domestic and international graduate students enrolled in an advanced degree program at Oregon State University and who are pursuing study in a scientific or technological field. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and promise for the future.

Award Details

Two scholarships, valued at $12,000 each, are anticipated for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarship will be disbursed in three installments 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 is a current master’s or doctoral student pursuing study in a scientific or technological field
  • Student 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 letter of nomination
  • Quality of student’s CV or résumé 

Nomination Period

The nomination period begins on October 1, 2019. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 2, 2020. Awards will be determined in April, 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.

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:
"Student's last name_grad program_Yerex.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, and the student’s academic and professional strengths that point to the student’s promise for the future in their chosen field  
  3. A copy of the student’s résumé or curriculum vitae