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Tipper Marine Studies (MAST) Undergraduate Degree-- Coming Soon!

Thanks to a generous donation from Captain Ronald and Maryellen Tipper matched with OSU support, we are excited to announce our first Marine Studies Scholarship! These annual funds of $2,000 will be for students in the College of Liberal Arts enrolled in the Marine Studies undergraduate degree program who have demonstrated financial need.

Excellence, Diversity, & Achievement

 

The Marine Studies Initiative recognizes student excellence, diversity, and achievement through an array of scholarship and award opportunities. Our goal is to increase opportunities for students to gain access to the ocean and coasts.

CIMRS Undergraduate Fellowship

Two fellowships to support undergraduate training in marine studies at OSU

Amount:  $7,000

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Two $7,000 fellowships are available from Coastal Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS) for undergraduate students with interdisciplinary interests, such as intersections between social and natural sciences and natural resource management, working towards a BA or BS. Each Fellow will be required to work closely with an expert (mentors) from both NOAA and OSU who may provide data for the Fellow's study, serve on the student's advisory committee, and host a summer internship associated with a NOAA facility. NOAA Mentors will be from participating NOAA Science Centers or Offices. Applications due Sunday, November 15.

For more information contact LeAnne Rutland (LeAnne.Rutland@oregonstate.edu or 541-867-2059) or visit https://cimrs.oregonstate.edu/students.

Purpose of Fellowship: Two $7,000 fellowships are available to support undergraduate training associated with marine studies at Oregon State University. We encourage applications from students with interdisciplinary interests, such as intersections between social and natural sciences and natural resource management. Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS) intention is that this support is channeled toward those students who have future career interests related to some aspect of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission: Science, Service and Stewardship. The Science aspect focuses on understanding and predicting changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts. Service means sharing or the communication of NOAA’s research, data, information for use by the Nation’s businesses, communities and people’s daily lives. Stewardship focuses on conserving and managing coastal and marine ecosystems and resources, NOAA directly using its knowledge to protect people and the environment. More details about the NOAA mission can be found at https://www.noaa.gov/our-mission-and-vision.

Applications that identify transdisciplinary learning interests related to specific aspects of the NOAA enterprise, as well as NOAA and OSU colleagues with whom they would like to work, will be more competitive.

The overall goals of the Program are to 1) encourage training opportunities for those interested in NOAA mission related careers; 2) increase available expertise related to living and non-living marine resource conservation and management decisions; 3) foster closer relationships between undergraduate students and NOAA; and 4) provide real-world transdisciplinary experience to undergraduate students that accelerates their career development.

The Fellowships provide $7,000 support for undergraduate students with interdisciplinary interests, such as intersections between social and natural sciences and natural resource management, working towards a BA or BS. Each Fellow will be required to work closely with an expert (mentors) from both NOAA and OSU who may provide data for the Fellow's study, serve on the student's advisory committee, and host a summer internship associated with a NOAA facility. NOAA Mentors will be from participating NOAA Science Centers or Offices.

Application due: November 15, 2020

  • Cover letter (addressing above)
  • Resume
  • Letter of Support from OSU Faculty/Advisor
  • Letter of Support from NOAA Mentor
  • Contact details for three professional references
  • Copy of informal transcript
  • Three examples of your writing to demonstrate your ability to explain concepts
  • Fellowship typically begins at the start of the OSU fall term, but could start earlier if needed (for example to accommodate summer work)
  • Period of fellowship: one year and will be awarded in two increments of $3,500 through student accounting to cover costs associated with attending OSU.
  • Student is expected to submit his or her work to a peer-reviewed publication and present it via a verbal presentation and/or poster session (e.g., State of the Coast conference).

Eligibility: Prospective Fellows may be from any marine-related program but preference will be given to those with interdisciplinary interests, such as intersections between social and natural sciences and natural resource management.

Additional details: available from LeAnne.Rutland@oregonstate.edu at 541-867-2059

Awards, Scholarships, & other Opportunities

Marine Studies Initiative Awards [CLOSED]

Hatfield Marine Science Center Funding and Scholarship Opportunities HERE

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science Awards and Scholarships HERE

College of Science Awards and Scholarships HERE

College of Agriculture Sciences Scholarships HERE

Oregon State University Scholarships HERE