Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

Apply now to scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year!

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences recognizes student excellence, diversity, and achievement through a number of awards and scholarships. We highly encourage students to submit a scholarship application by February 15 to be considered for scholarships across OSU. Some scholarships are not awarded every year and amounts may vary from year to year.

OSU ScholarDollars is a new university-wide scholarship management system. By submitting one application, you will be considered for numerous OSU scholarship opportunities.

Questions? Contact Stacey Schulte in CEOAS Student Services, 104 Wilkinson Hall, 541-737-1221 or stacey.schulte@oregonstate.edu.



February 15: Scholarship application deadline to be considered for all opportunities across OSU.
March 22: Scholarship application deadline to be considered for CEOAS scholarships.
April TBD: CEOAS scholarship recipients to be notified.
TBD: CEOAS Award Ceremony

Scholarship Highlights

By submitting ONE application via ScholarDollars (link above) you will be considered for the scholarship opportunities highlighted below.

Arthur Parenzin Memorial Geography Scholarship
Climate Science Scholarship
Supports promising juniors 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.

CEOAS Scholarships

Recognizes a female student who has shown enthusiasm for Earth Sciences, and who has exhibited some of the non-academic criteria for success—enthusiasm, commitment, service—as well as compassion for fellow students.
Available to students who are majors in Environmental Sciences on the Corvallis Campus. This 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 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.
Established for the purpose of aiding the study of geography at Oregon State University. The preferred applicant is a first year student either directly out of high school or transferring to OSU. This scholarship is renewable for a total of four years if the recipient maintains a 3.00 GPA and remains a geography major.
Supports undergraduate students in any major within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) utilizing analytical and computational technologies in their education and/or research.
Established by Mr. Jack Hunt in memory of his son, Christian John Hunt. This scholarship is for students who show a high degree of personal integrity, reflecting honesty and respect for others. Students must also demonstrate a keen interest in the study of geography.
Recognizes undergraduate students majoring in Earth Sciences with a Climate Science option who show academic and extracurricular involvement and a strong pursuit of climate science studies. The scholarship is open to current students as well as newly admitted students who plan to start the Climate Science program this coming fall term. The scholarship is potentially renewable by submitting a new application.
This scholarship, honoring Dr. Jack H. and Susanne Gakstatter, was established in 2017 to support undergraduate students studying aspects of freshwater quality and/or freshwater ecosystems in the Environmental Sciences.
Established in 1990 by Ellen J. Moore to honor the memory of her father, Earl L. Packard. Earl was a professor in geology at Oregon State University as well as a former dean of the College of Science. This scholarship recognizes an Earth Science-Geology Option student who is deserving of scholastic recognition and professionally motivated.
Recognizes and rewards a student's co-curricular activities in the environmental science field outside the classroom. Scholarships are awarded annually to one Corvallis and one Ecampus Environmental Sciences student.
Available for undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Sciences. The scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding scholarship in the environmental sciences.
A two-year scholarship awarded to a student majoring in Earth Sciences-Geology Option that is an Oregon resident, works hard and shows respect to other students and faculty, leads by example, is organically grown and educated within the Geology program, and shows a passion for geology, targeting those with strong interest and ability in sedimentology/stratigraphy, structure/tectonics, petrology and/or field geology. This scholarship is renewable for one year.
Available for undergraduate students in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences who are highly interested in environmental consulting.
Supports undergraduate students in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences from underrepresented groups to lessen their need to earn outside income while they work toward completion of their degree.
Presented to a graduating senior majoring in Geography and Geospatial Science who demonstrates excellent performance in geography.
Given to the most outstanding senior in the Geology major, in terms of academic performance, as judged by the Geology program faculty.
Presented to a graduating senior majoring in Geography and Geospatial Science who demonstrates excellent performance in geospatial science.
Honors excellent graduating seniors majoring in Earth Sciences with an Ocean Science option.
Honors a promising student in their early career as a major in Earth Sciences - Ocean Science option.
Established in 1971 by the parents of Samuel Evans Jr., who was killed while in the Navy on November 18, 1970. He was interested in geology and Oregon was his favorite state. The scholarship is given to a student who is a major in Earth Sciences-Geology Option, and who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and professional motivation during the middle stages of the academic career.
Available to undergraduate students in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. This scholarship is to support study of chemistry, environmental chemistry, and the various programs of CEOAS for students who are pursuing a degree or certificate in teaching and express a strong desire to teach core sciences.

Explore Other Scholarship Opportunities

Application deadlines are different for each opportunity listed below. Follow the links to find information about these opportunities and application deadlines.