Make Waves

The Marine Studies Initiative Student Awards is an annual opportunity for undergraduate students to get support in furthering their academic interests and goals through transdisciplinary learning experiences. 

Marine Studies Initiative Student Awards

The Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) is pleased to announce new Marine Studies Initiative Student Awards. These awards recognize and reward OSU undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and pursuits consistent with the transdisciplinary, collaborative, experiential learning and outreach vision and mission of MSI. We anticipate MSI Student Awards to be an annual opportunity continuing in future years, the amount dependent upon fund availability and thanks to generous donor support. To advance understanding of the complex social, cultural, historical, and economic nature of the marine environment, preference will be given to students studying these human dimensions of the coasts and ocean.

2023 Student Awardees

Ashley Osborne

Ashley used her student award funds to participate in the Pacific Sociological Association Conference.

Nick Kehoe

Nick used his student award funds to attend a pelagic birding trip off the coast of Newport, Oregon.

MariAnna Hinojosa

MariAnna used her student award funds to purchase equipment and supplies for her Marine Biology and Ecology course at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. 

Faith Townsend

Faith used her student award funds to purchase a SCUBA diving dry suit to participate in dive trips for the Oregon Department fo Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Kelp Alliance, and Reef Check.

Paige Foust

Paige used her student award funds to purchase protective clothing for field work on marine intertidal research and a research trip to Cape Arago.