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

2017 Roland E. Dimick Memorial Scholarship Recipient -- Olyvia Childress 

...Olyvia received the 2017-18 Roland E. Dimick Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a sophomore based on her first-year performance. Spread out over three terms, it will help her further her education and allow her to have more time to volunteer and get additional real-world experiences. She continually discovers more interests, most recently via her Mexican spotted owl internship, in which she found that she enjoyed learning about birds more than anticipated. 

This upcoming school year, she hopes to continue on the path of balancing academics with volunteering and making professional connections....

Olyvia is not only excited and thankful to be a recipient of this scholarship but also to be a student in the fisheries and wildlife program.

“It’s filled with great people and staff that really want students to succeed,” she said. “Additionally, there are so many wonderful resources through both the department and OSU that are made available to students. [This is] just another reason why I am still so confident in my decision to choose OSU and the fisheries and wildlife program.

Read Olyvia's full interview.

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

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 (FW) students who matriculate Winter 2020 or earlier. Applications for the General scholarships including the College of Agriculture awards are submitted once annually no later than February 15th through the new ScholarDollars website and are awarded in fall, winter, and spring 2020-21 (a few awards are available for students graduating spring 2020. For questions, please contact fw.scholarships@oregonstate.edu.

Lindsay Ball Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarship

  • All undergraduate students in FW are eligible
  • Financial need
  • Preference for Oregon residents

Carl and Lenora Bond Scholarship

  • Full-time student in FW
  • Junior or senior with leadership abilities
  • Financial need

Mike and Kay Brown Scholarship

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

Izma Bailey Conser Memorial Scholarship

  • All undergraduate students in FW are eligible
  • Preference for Ecampus students

Davis Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarship

  • All undergraduate students in FW are eligible

Roland E. Dimick Memorial Scholarship

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

Fritzell Award

  • All undergraduate students in FW are eligible

Jim and Bonnie Hall Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarship Fund

  • Sophomore level and above

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 FW
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • GPA range of 2.5 and 3.3
  • Preference for Oregon high school graduates

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 FW training with other disciplines
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • U.S. Citizen

William B. & Jean Morse Scholarship

  • All undergraduate students in FW are eligible

Multnomah Anglers and Hunters Club (these are awarded in spring 2020 and eligibility includes spring term graduating students)

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 student, junior, senior or post baccalaureate 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
  • 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 FW 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 with good academic standing in program
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through their student and community activities
  • Students must be of sophomore or junior class standing while receiving the scholarship
  • Preference for 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
  • Financial need

Vivian Shriver Thompson Scholarship (2 awards)

  • Juniors or seniors based on academic performance and leadership abilities
  • Financial need
  • Emphasis in Wildlife
  • Preference for Oregon residents

William Q. Wick Memorial Scholarship

  • Full-time students with leadership skills
  • Financial need
  • Post Baccalaureate students are eligible
  • Preference for Oregon high school graduate

Travel and Internship Awards - can apply anytime

This application can be found under the Internship Funding Details section of the Internship web page.

Munson Undergraduate Travel Award

  • Full-time undergraduate students presenting their research (oral or poster) at a technical conference.
  • Other considerations are for attending a workshop, training, or professional development event.
  • Students exhibiting leadership, interdisciplinary interest, and financial need are encouraged to apply.
  • Can be used for travel or other expenses

Gerald L. Fisher Internship in Aquaculture & Hatchery Management

  • 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
  • Can be used for travel or other expenses

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

  • Internship is related to student’s expressed educational goals
  • Quality and content of student’s essay
  • Can be used for travel or other expenses

Brooks Arthur Pangburn Internship Fund

  • Internship is related to student’s expressed educational goals
  • Quality and content of student’s essay
  • Can be used for travel or other expenses

Izma Bailey Conser Memorial Scholarship

  • International internship or study abroad
  • Preference for Ecampus students
  • Can be used for travel or other expenses

Gabriel Sandoval, the recipient of the 2017-18 Carl and Lenora Bond Scholarship, is studying avian ecology. He chose the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife because of the ongoing avian research and the connection the department has with many agencies and organizations.

“I wanted to become involved with as many research opportunities as possible in the department so I have an idea of what kind of research I am interested in pursuing during graduate school,” he said.

Gabriel plans to use the scholarship toward tuition and other future expenses involving academic and professional development.

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

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