Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now available.

The College of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences recognizes student excellence, diversity, and achievement through a number of scholarship opportunities. We highly encourage students to apply to all scholarships for which they meet the criteria.

Merrill Family Foundation Scholarships support promising junior and seniors in biology and geosciences who demonstrate high scholarship. Chuck (OSU 1963) and Kay Merrill, along with their daughter Lisa and son-in-law Lee Sickler (OSU 1990) support generous scholarships through their family foundation.
Criteria:
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in geosciences, biology, or botany.
  • Must be a junior or senior while receiving the scholarship (2018-2019 academic year).
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher with preference given to those with a 3.75-4.00 GPA.
  • Financial need shall not be a criterion in making this award.
To apply: Email the completed application to Heather Arbuckle (heather.arbuckle@oregonstate.edu) by February 15, 2018
Arthur Parenzin Memorial Geography Scholarship primarily intended for students entering the university for the first time, either as freshmen from high school or transferring from another college. If no qualified candidates are identified from the off-campus pool, the scholarship may be directed to an already enrolled student. Only one student may hold the scholarship at a time. Because it is renewable up to four years, the scholarship may not be available each year.
Criteria:
  • Must be admitted to OSU with an intended major in Geography and Geospatial Science.
  • Must have a high school or college GPA of at least 3.00.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/8whi9fzTxIieQrQ62 by March 1, 2018

The following scholarship applications are due by March 23, 2018
CEOAS Butler Family Scholarship supports education and research topics utilizing analytical and computational technologies.
Criteria:
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in a CEOAS major.
  • Must be utilizing analytical and computational technologies to support your education and/or research.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZuSoaWrQ0DjI0g1
Landau Associates Scholarship recognizes CEOAS students who are highly interested in pursuing environmental consulting careers.
Criteria:
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in a CEOAS major.
  • Must have a passion for environmental consulting.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/tFZd46P5ASd4Ww123
Linda Lamb Scholarship seeks to support undergraduate students in CEOAS who may be members of an underrepresented group and to lessen the need for outside income while working toward completion of a degree.
Criteria:
  • Must be an undergraduate student in good standing in a CEOAS major.
  • Must be a member of an underrepresented group (ex., ethnic minority, physical and/or learning disabled, first generation college student, veteran, etc.)
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/xEZglAiblv0x0crA2
Stewart Rounds and Bernadine Bonn Scholarship supports undergraduate students with an educational interest in chemistry, environmental chemistry, are pursuing a degree or certificate in teaching, and express a strong desire to teach core sciences.
Criteria:
  • Must be an undergraduate in a CEOAS major.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or certificate in teaching and express a strong desire to teach core science.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/peNhM3HVC9hv3wni2
Climate Science Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes students who show academic and extracurricular involvement and a strong pursuit of climate science studies. This scholarship is potentially renewable by submitting a new application.
Criteria:
  • Must be an OSU Earth Sciences major in the Climate Science option or be an admitted OSU Earth Sciences major who intends to declare Climate Science as an option before or during orientation.
  • Must have a minimum 3.00 OSU GPA (or, if not enrolled at OSU yet, a 3.00 GPA high school/previous college GPA).
  • Must enroll at OSU for the 2018-2019 academic year.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/sBhgzdKy27lKRol82
Christian John Hunt Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. Jack Hunt in memory of his son Christian John Hunt, and is awarded to students majoring in geography who have a high degree of integrity, reflecting honesty and a respect for other people, who will constructively aid the study of geography.
Criteria:
  • Must be a CEOAS undergraduate majoring in Geography and Geospatial Science or Earth Sciences with a Geography option.
  • Must have a 2.25 or above GPA.
  • Must demonstrate a keen interest in geography.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/yrtf1CeuneTrB1L62
Dr. Jack H. and Susanne Gakstatter Scholarship was established to support undergraduate students studying aspects of freshwater quality or freshwater ecosystems in the environmental sciences.
Criteria:
  • Must have a focus on the environmental science of either freshwater quality or freshwater ecosystems.
  • Must have at least junior standing (90 credits).
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Must have at least an overall 2.75 GPA at Oregon State University.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/6bpSaytIm6o8kLFo2
Anne Elizabeth Sellers Environmental Sciences Scholarship was established to facilitate the higher education of students with similar interests in and dedication to protecting and improving our natural environment as Anne E. Sellers. Anne E. Sellers was a passionate defender of Oregon’s wild places, a fighter for environmental justice, a vegetarian, an organic gardener, a bicycle commuter, and a lover of animals. Preference will be given to those with high financial need and/or those who are under-represented in the major. Under-represented students include: students of color, with disabilities, who are single parents, who are from isolated rural areas, who are veterans, who are older than average (25+ years), and/or who are the first generation in their family to attend college.
Criteria:
  • Must be an undergraduate majoring in Environmental Sciences for the entire period that the scholarship applies.
  • Must pursue your degree based at the Corvallis Campus.
  • Must be an Oregon resident and a U.S. resident.
  • Must have credits sufficient for junior standing by the beginning of the fall term when the scholarship begins.
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA in core courses required for the Environmental Sciences major and in classes associated with your specialization in the major.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/T8NnFA6NbifYBrdT2
Engagement in Environmental Sciences Scholarship recognizes and rewards a student’s co-curricular activities in the environmental science field outside the classroom. Scholarships are awarded annually to one on-campus and one ecampus Environmental Sciences student. Post Baccalaureate students are eligible.
Criteria:
  • Must be an OSU Environmental Sciences major studying on the Corvallis campus or through the ecampus program.
  • Must have a 3.00 minimum GPA and at least 28 credits completed at OSU.
  • Must be a well-rounded student committed to environmental sciences both in and out of the classroom.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/oUSfeQJxFMu04ckl2
Excellence in Environmental Sciences Scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding scholarship in the environmental sciences.
Criteria:
  • Must be an OSU Environmental Sciences major studying on the Corvallis campus or through the ecampus program.
  • Must have a 3.50 minimum GPA, and at least 28 credits completed at OSU.
  • Must be a well-rounded student committed to environmental sciences both in and out of the classroom.
To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/FBoWSHiZFWw26bLC3

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