The College of Science awards more than $700,000 in scholarships annually at Oregon State. Scholarships and awards are available for College of Science students thanks to the generous support from alumni and friends of the College. All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. However, due to limited funding scholarships are highly competitive.

The list below is not an exhaustive list of all possible scholarships. We will post more as they become available. But once you apply for scholarships in science, you will be considered for awards based on the guidelines for the scholarship.

How to apply? 

Only one application is necessary to be considered for all scholarships in the College of Science. Scholarships are awarded based on specific eligibility criteria, including academic excellence. Some scholarships are also designated for students with the highest levels of financial need. 

Scholarships are awarded each spring and effective for the next academic year. Awards are given based on available funds and amounts vary year to year. 

Submit your application today!

 

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2016 

 

Scholarships for current science students

Roughly 250 college and department scholarships are available for current science students.

Guidelines

  • Most scholarships require a cumulative OSU GPA of 3.25 or better and completion of 28 credits of OSU coursework by the end of Winter term.  (Dual enrollment does not count towards the 28 OSU credits).
  • Students must have a declared undergraduate major in the College of Science throughout the scholarship period. Post-baccalaureate students and students in the Pharm.D. program are not eligible.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credits/term) in the College of Science during the entire 2016-17 academic year. Dual-enrolled students with an OSU degree partner must be registered for 6 credits each term at the university. The scholarship is paid in three equal payments fall, winter, and spring terms and will not be awarded for terms tat you fall below the required credits or if you are no longer enrolled at OSU.
  • Students will be notified about their award status via their ONID email account on or about May 1. So watch your email!
  • Students will be required to submit a thank you  letter to the donor before we issue the award.

 Questions? If you have questions or need help, just call us at 541-737-4811 or email science@oregonstate.edu


SURE Science:  Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Science

A competitive scholarship for undergraduates who wish to engage in a summer research experience.

Deadline:  March 21, 2016, by 5 pm

How will you spend your summer? Working an odd job at home…..or conducting invasive species research on lionfish in the Caribbean? The College of Science’s SURE Science program offers scholarships for undergraduate students seeking a stimulating summer research experience to complement their academic experience. Take advantage of hundreds of summer research opportunities to work alongside faculty for an engaging, hands-on learning experience. 

Make a difference this summer by applying what you’ve learned in the classroom. You can gain valuable insight into the creation of knowledge and develop a mentoring relationship with a professor. By actively participating in research, you can get the experience you need to prepare for medical or graduate school or to enhance your resume and qualifications.  Last year students worked alongside faculty in areas such as: 

  • Biosensor research developing a portable, at-home kidney test
  • Biophysics manipulating highly focused laser beams using holographic optical tweezers to move microscopic objects
  • Marine studies exploring dead zones in coastal marine waters to understand their impacts on ecosystems and people

Thanks to the generous philanthropic support of the College of Science friends, alumni and community through the Undergraduate Research Frontiers Fund, the SURE Science program offers students the opportunity to foster meaningful, scholarly connections early in their academic careers.  

Download the application or learn more about this program.