Undergraduate Scholarships

We at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife love supporting our students and we want to thank all who make this possible with their generous donations. If you are interested in donating to one of our scholarship funds, you can find more information by visiting our donation page

External Scholarships

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship 
Eligibility & Applications: U.S. Citizen undergraduate, must be receiving the Federal Pell grant. OSU certification is required, please contact LeAnn Adam to discuss your project proposal and apply online

Boren Undergraduate Award for International Study (NSEP)  
Eligibility & Applications: U.S. Citizen, enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program. Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Boren campus representative LeAnn Adam early in the application cycle.

Fullbright U.S. Student Program 
Eligibility and Applications: Visit OSU's Fullbright U.S. Student Program page for application details, application resources, and to contact LeAnn Adam to start the program application process. 

Udall Scholarship 
Eligibility and Applications: The Udall application requires an OSU institutional nomination and endorsement letter. Please contact Dr. Pat Muir to discuss your interest in applying.

University Scholarships

Students can apply through OSU Financial Aid and Scholarships or search for scholarships they are eligible for through the OSU Scholarship Database.

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife offers the Henry Mastin Memorial Scholarship for incoming first-year students majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife. Application details are below.

Henry Mastin Memorial Scholarship

  • Incoming first year students majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences are eligible.
  • Students apply through their OSU application.
  • Deadline is February 1.

HMSC Scholarships

The Hatfield Marine Science Center administers multiple scholarships, fellowships and awards annually. Undergraduates are eligible for financial support that can cover housing expenses for residency at HMSC during summer coursework, travel expenses to attend a professional conference, and projects/research that contribute to fisheries development, marine education, shellfish aquaculture, fisheries ecology and many more marine related studies. For more information about when and how to apply, please reference the HMSC Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards website.

Departmental Scholarships


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There are two solicitations for scholarships, one in January for General Awards and one in February for Internship and International Travel. Applications will be available for currently enrolled Fisheries and Wildlife students who matriculate Winter 2017 or earlier. Applications for the general scholarships are submitted once annually no later than February 15th through the College of Agricultural Sciences Scholarships and are awarded in fall, winter and spring 2017-18 (a few awards are available for students graduating spring 2017. For questions, please contact Head Advisor, Nancy Allen at nancy.allen@oregonstate.edu or at (541) 737-1941.

Lindsay Ball Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarship

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Financial need
  • Preference for Oregon residents

Carl and Lenora Bond Scholarship

  • Full time student in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
  • Junior or senior with leadership abilities
  • Financial need

Mike and Kay Brown Scholarship

  • Award amount varies, multiple awards given
  • Preference: Children or grandchildren of professional employees of the ODFW, ODF, or OSP; Oregon residents; Veterans
  • Juniors or seniors
  • College of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, or Natural Resources with FW emphasis

Izma Bailey Conser Memorial Scholarship

  • Students with challenges related to class, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, language, race, ability and sexual orientation
  • Ecampus students

Roland E. Dimick Memorial Scholarship

  • Sophomore who has been in the Department for at least 3 terms
  • Award is based on freshman year performance

Jim and Bonnie Hall Fisheries and Wildlife Diversity Scholarship Fund

  • Sophomore level and above
  • Recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented populations: ethnic minorities, those with disabilities, first generation in college, 25+ years of age, FAFSA high need

Howard Horton Fisheries Management Scholarship

  • Full time sophomore or junior
  • Career interest in fisheries management
  • Evidence of leadership, volunteer activities, and potential for successful career
  • Demonstrated financial need

Lee Wallace Kuhn Memorial Scholarship

  • Full time junior or senior
  • Emphasis in wildlife
  • GPA range of 2.5 to 3.3

Bob and Phyllis Mace Watchable Wildlife Scholarship

  • Full time student in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • GPA range of 2.5 and 3.3
  • Preference given to Oregon high school graduates
  • Available to Post Baccalaureate students

Mentors Scholarship

  • Full time sophomore, junior, or senior with leadership skills
  • Must have at least two terms left, including fall next year
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Working toward a degree that blends their Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences training with other disciplines
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • U.S. Citizen

Wiliam B. & Jean Morse Scholarship

  • Undergraduates in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences program
  • Career interest in law enforcement; diversity; and need for financial aid

Multnomah Anglers and Hunters Club

Mikel Mapes Memorial Scholarship

  • Junior or senior with an emphasis in Fisheries, GPA and community activities

Bill Schaffer Memorial Scholarship

  • Sophomore, based on academic performance and community activities

Chan Schenck Conservation Scholarship 

  • Junior or senior, based on academic performance and community activities

Milt Guymon

  • Full time (12 or more registered credits) student, junior, senior or post bacc class standing while receiving the award
  • Recipient displays evidence of leadership, volunteer activities, and potential for successful career
  • Evidence for financial need

Tamal Reece Scholarship

  • Non-resident Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences undergraduate students in good academic standing, any level

Rogue Flyfishers Scholarship

  • Full time junior or senior with an emphasis in Fisheries
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need

Santiam Fish and Game Association Endowed Scholarship Fund (2 awards)

  • One award to an undergraduate in his/her third or fourth year of study, and one to an undergraduate student participating in an internship in the area of Fisheries and Wildlife public education in Linn or Benton counties.
  • All recipients must have completed one year of the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences major
  • Must be a Linn or Benton County high school graduate
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0

Phillip W. Schneider Scholarship

  • Full time student (12 credit hours a term) with good standing in program
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through their student and community activities
  • Students must be of sophomore (45 credits) or junior (90 credits) class standing while receiving the scholarship
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average

Southern Oregon Flyfishers Association Scholarships (2 awards)

  • Full time juniors or seniors with an emphasis in Fisheries
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need

Vivian Shriver Thompson Scholarship (2 awards)

  • Juniors or seniors based on academic performance and leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Emphasis in Wildlife
  • Preference is given to Oregon residents

William Q. Wick Memorial Scholarship

  • Full time students with leadership skills
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference to Oregon high school graduates
  • Also available to Post Baccalaureate students

Internship and International Travel Awards

This application can be found under the Steps to Get Credit section of the Internship webpage.

Gerald L. Fisher Internship in Aquaculture & Hatchery Management

  • Applied to FW or is current full-time undergraduate student in FW 
  • Participating in volunteer or low-paying, off campus internship or one with unusual expenses
  • Internship is related to expressed educational goal in aquaculture or hatchery management
  • Quality and content of student’s essay

Kenneth and Lois Klarquist

  • Full-time undergraduate sophomore or junior in FW
  • Participating in volunteer or low-paying, off campus internship or one with unusual expenses
  • Evidence of leadership, volunteer activities, potential for successful career

Kristle Volin Internship Fund

  • Applied to FW or is degree-seeking student in FW 
  • Internship is related to student’s expressed educational goals
  • Quality and content of student’s essay
  • Part-time students are eligible

Brooks Arthur Pangburn Internship Fund

  • Applied to FW or current student in FW
  • Part-time students are eligible

Izma Bailey Conser Memorial Scholarship

  • Students with challenges related to class, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, language, race, ability and sexual orientation
  • Ecampus students
  • International experiences either internship or study abroad
  • Part-time students are eligible

Meet Ameyalli Manon-Ferguson - recipient of the 2016 Jim and Bonnie Hall Diversity Scholarship!

Ameyalli Manon-Ferguson, a Junior in our department, recently received the 2016 Jim and Bonnie Hall Diversity Scholarship. [...] She traces the origin of her passion for wildlife and conservation to her early exposure to the marvelous biodiversity in Yellowstone, the opportunity to attend the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School in Salem, and to the influence of the Native American community’s worldview with its strong emphasis on environmental stewardship. Through these experiences, she too has come to value “taking care of the Earth, since it takes care of you.“ Read the full article here. 

Brianna Houston is the recipient of the 2016 Vivian Shriver Thompson Award, a scholarship established to recognize academic accomplishment and leadership. I recently caught up with the hard-working Brianna to find out more about her story. Here is what I learned. - Dr. Joe Ebersole

 

 

 

 

Lauren Coe was recently awarded one of this year’s William Q. Wick Memorial Scholarships. Bill Wick (B.S. ‘50, M.S. ‘52) was a national leader in Extension Sea Grant and the Director of the Oregon Sea Grant program from 1973 to 1990. Read the full interview by Dr. Ari Friedlaender.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Johnson is the winner of the Southern Oregon Flyfishers Scholarship. Professor Grant Thompson got in touch with Tyler recently to learn more about the winner. Read the full article here.