The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to offer our students annual scholarship support with generous funding from endowments and gifts to the College. The application is available via OSU's scholarship application portal, ScholarDollars.  Before you apply please be sure to read all about eligibility, and the application process below.

While scholarship awards are generally based on academic performance, some are specific to need, degree program, or other criteria set by our donors, so don’t hesitate to apply. New and current students (including post-baccalaureate students) who have been admitted to OSU or are currently enrolled in CEOAS are eligible to apply.

The application for the 2021-22 academic year will open on November 1, 2020 and close on March 1, 2021.

Please note: You are required to complete both the OSU general application AND the CEOAS application to be eligible for CEOAS scholarship consideration.

How to Apply

  • Log into OSU ScholarDollars using your ONID credentials.
  • Complete both the general OSU application and the CEOAS application.

  • ScholarDollars automatically matches you with scholarships for which you qualify; you may be prompted to answer additional questions for certain scholarships when applicable.

  • Please be sure to finish each step so that you can be sure your application is complete.

  • Questions can be directed to kira.hughes@oregonstate.edu or ceoas.undergrad@oregonstate.edu

Deadline

The 2021-22 CEOAS scholarship application cycle closed on March 1, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students must register for and maintain at least six (6) credits at OSU per term during the award period; graduate students must register for and maintain at least three (3) credits at OSU per term during the award period.
  • Undergraduate students participating in the Degree Partnership Program must identify OSU as their primary institution. 
  • Make reasonable and continued progress in a CEOAS major/program.
  • Maintain CEOAS as their primary college/program.
  • Maintain high academic standards (generally defined as earning a 2.5 OSU Accumulative GPA each term for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students). 
  • Apply for scholarships each year for continued eligibility.
  • CEOAS scholarships are awarded annually; continuing students should reapply each year for any scholarships for which they may be eligible. 

Additionally, OSU offers a wide range of scholarships and financial aid to incoming and continuing students. OSU is committed to recruiting and retaining motivated, diverse, and driven students, and one of the ways we do so is with our scholarship opportunities. Most university awards are based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. For additional information on scholarship opportunities available through the university, please visit the OSU Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

Climate Science Scholarship

This scholarship is available to current students as well as newly admitted students who plan to start the Climate Science program this coming fall and who show academic and extracurricular involvement and a strong pursuit of climate science studies. The scholarship is potentially renewable by submitting a new application.

Anne Elizabeth Sellers Environmental Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship is available Oregon residents who are juniors and seniors majoring in Environmental Sciences on the Corvallis campus, and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA in core classes needed for the major within their selected specialization. The 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 Elizabeth had.  Anne was a passionate defender of Oregon’s wild places, a fighter for environmental justice, an organic gardener, a bicycle commuter, and a lover of animals.

Dr. Jack H. and Susanne Gakstatter Scholarship

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.

Engagement in Environmental Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship 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.

Excellence in Environmental Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Sciences. The scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding scholarship in the environmental sciences.

Christian John Hunt Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was 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.

Arthur Parenzin Geography Scholarship

This scholarship was established for the purpose of aiding the study of geography at Oregon State University. The preferred applicant is a student either directly out of high school or transferring to OSU who plans to begin their studies in Geography in the Fall. This scholarship is renewable for a total of four years if the recipient maintains a 3.00 GPA and remains a geography major.

Outstanding Geography Senior Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior majoring in Geography and Geospatial Science who demonstrates excellent performance in geography. No application required to be considered for this award.

Outstanding GIScience Senior Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior majoring in Geography and Geospatial Science who demonstrates excellent performance in geospatial science. No application required to be considered for this award.

Students majoring in Geology do not need to submit a general application in ScholarDollars to be considered for the following scholarships and awards. Students should complete the general application in ScholarDollars if they wish to be considered for any other scholarship across OSU. A good example is the Merrill Family Foundation Scholarship.

Amanda Prewitt Memorial Scholarship

The Amanda Prewitt Memorial Scholarship is available to students majoring in Geology with sophomore or junior status, who have shown enthusiasm for the Earth Sciences, and who have exhibited some of the non-academic criteria for success that the Geology faculty value as a departmental community such as commitment, service, and compassion for fellow students. No application is necessary to be considered for this scholarship. Students are nominated by Geology faculty. The average scholarship is $1,000 and is divided and distributed in each of the three terms of the following academic year.

Earl L. Packard Achievement Award

The Earl L. Packard Achievement Scholarship was established in 1990 by Ellen J. Moore to honor the memory of 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 award is available to junior or senior students majoring in Geology who are scholarly and professionally motivated. No application is necessary to be considered for this scholarship. Students are nominated by Geology faculty. The average scholarship is $1,000 and is divided and distributed evenly in each of the three terms of the following academic year.

Keith Oles and Ed Taylor Scholarship

The Keith Oles and Ed Taylor Scholarship is available to juniors majoring in Geology who are Oregon residents and who work hard, show respect to other students and faculty, lead by example, are organically grown and educated within the Geology program, and who show a passion for Geology and a strong interest and ability in sedimentology/stratigraphy, structure/tectonics, petrology and/or field geology. No application is necessary to be considered for this scholarship. Students are nominated by Geology faculty. The scholarship is $2,000 per year and is divided and distributed evenly in each of the three terms of the following academic year. Scholarship continuation for the senior year is contingent on the recipient maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above on no less than 12 credit hours per term (or get a B grade or better at Summer Field Camp).

Richard W. Chambers Geology Scholarship

The Richard W. Chambers Geology Scholarship is available to students majoring in Geology. No application is necessary to be considered for this scholarship. Students are nominated by Geology faculty. The scholarship is divided and distributed evenly in each of the three terms of the following academic year.

Samuel M. Evans Memorial

The Samuel M. Evans Jr. Scholarship was 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. This scholarship is available to sophomores majoring in Geology who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and professional motivation. No application is necessary to be considered for this scholarship. Students are nominated by Geology faculty. The scholarship is $500 and distributed at the beginning of Fall term.

Outstanding Geology Senior Award

The Outstanding Geology Senior Award is given to a graduating senior majoring in Geology who demonstrated excellence in scholarship and professional motivation. No application is necessary to be considered for this award. Students are nominated by Geology faculty. The $500 award is distributed in Spring term. The award recipient also receives a rock hammer and a Brunton compass.

Merrill Family Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by the College of Science. It is intended to support promising juniors and seniors majoring in biology, botany, chemistry, earth sciences, or zoology who demonstrate high scholarship. Chuck (OSU ’63) and Kay Merrill, along with their daughter Lisa and son-in-law Lee Sickler (OSU ’90) support generous scholarships through their family foundation. You must submit the general application in ScholarDollars to be considered for this scholarship.

Students majoring in Ocean Science do not need to submit a general application in ScholarDollars to be considered for the following awards. Students should complete the general application in ScholarDollars if they wish to be considered for any other scholarship across OSU.

Ruth M. Tyson Graduating Senior Award in Ocean Science

This award recognizes academic excellence by a graduating senior in upper division core ocean science classes (i.e., 300- and 400-level classes). To be considered for the award, the student must be graduating in spring and have received grades in five of the seven core science classes.

Ruth M. Tyson Nor’wester Award in Ocean Science

This award is given to early career students (e.g., freshmen and sophomores or recent transfers) who have demonstrated the best combination of camaraderie, seagoing skills, interest and general “stick-with-it-ness” during the OC295/296 cruise on the bounding main – i.e., The North Pacific Ocean in March.

CEOAS Butler Family Scholarship

This scholarship 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.

Landau Associates Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences who are highly interested in environmental consulting.

Linda Lamb Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship 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.

Stewart Rounds & Bernadine Bonn Scholarship

This scholarship is 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.

Engagement in Environmental Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship 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.

Excellence in Environmental Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Sciences. The scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding scholarship in the environmental sciences.

Christian John Hunt Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was 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.

Arthur Parenzin Geography Scholarship

This scholarship was established for the purpose of aiding the study of geography at Oregon State University. The preferred applicant is a student either directly out of high school or transferring to OSU who plans to begin their studies in Geography in the Fall. This scholarship is renewable for a total of four years if the recipient maintains a 3.00 GPA and remains a geography major.

Outstanding Geography Senior Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior majoring in Geography and Geospatial Science who demonstrates excellent performance in geography. No application required to be considered for this award.

Outstanding GIScience Senior Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior majoring in Geography and Geospatial Science who demonstrates excellent performance in geospatial science. No application required to be considered for this award.

CEOAS Butler Family Scholarship

This scholarship 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.

Landau Associates Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences who are highly interested in environmental consulting.

Linda Lamb Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship 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.

Stewart Rounds & Bernadine Bonn Scholarship

This scholarship is 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.

Climate Science Scholarship

This scholarship is available to current students as well as newly admitted students who plan to start the Climate Science program this coming fall and who show academic and extracurricular involvement and a strong pursuit of climate science studies. The scholarship is potentially renewable by submitting a new application.

Arthur Parenzin Geography Scholarship

This scholarship was established for the purpose of aiding the study of geography at Oregon State University. The preferred applicant is a student either directly out of high school or transferring to OSU who plans to begin their studies in Geography in the Fall. This scholarship is renewable for a total of four years if the recipient maintains a 3.00 GPA and remains a geography major.

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.