Application for Department of Microbiology scholarships/fellowships requires the submission of two letters of recommendation in addition to the Microbiology Graduate Scholarship/Fellowship Application.

  • Scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis, with typical awards of $500-$2,000. Eligibility varies depending on the particular award, and the number of awards given each year is dependent upon funding.
  • Fellowships are awarded on a competitive and/or a needs basis. Typical awards cover a stipend for one to three terms with tuition remission. Department of Microbiology scholarships and fellowships are made possible by donations provided by alumni, faculty members, and other donors.

APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 1, 2019

MICROBIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Eugene W. Seitz Scholarship
Preference for Ph.D. student who completed their undergraduate degree at a Canadian University or at a university outside the U.S. (Cash Award).

Margaret & Charles Black Scholarship
The Margaret and Charles Black Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship award to an Oregon State University graduate student in microbiology who has demonstrated excellence in their graduate studies. Nominees must be Microbiology graduate students with a distinguished record of academic performance. (Cash award given when available.)

John L Fryer Fellowship Submission deadline, January 22, 2020.
The friends and family of John L. Fryer have established the John L. Fryer Fellowship Fund to honor and recognize Dr. Fryer’s scholarship and the years he dedicated to the study of infectious diseases of fish. The purpose of the John L. Fryer Fellowship will be to provide support to graduate student(s) at OSU involved in research on the infectious diseases of fish (finfish or shellfish) (Stipend & tuition or cash award).

Dick & Toshi Morita Scholarship
Nominees must be Microbiology graduate students. Recipients must meet the following criteria: graduate student; microbiology major/focus; and demonstrates financial need. The nomination should document the student's academic record and other scholarly accomplishments. The application should include at least two letters of recommendation from faculty. (Cash award given when available.)

Sheila van Zandt Scholarship:  Application deadline November 15, 2019.
The intent of this award is to promote collaboration between a graduate student and undergraduate student. Application is by a graduate/undergraduate pair separate from other Department of Microbiology scholarships.

  • This scholarship is for an undergraduate/graduate student pair with one proposal submitted between the two of them
  • The award is $1800 (with a requirement of matching funds from the lab)
  • The students give a presentation at the spring symposium (or an acceptable alternative)

To submit a proposal fill out linked form:  Sheila van Zandt Scholarship

Harriet M. Winton Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Mrs. Harriet Winton in appreciation to Dr. J.L. Fryer for assisting in graduating her son, Dr. James R. Winton, in the study of Diseases of Pacific Salmon from the Department of Microbiology. This award will go to a microbiology graduate student in the study of diseases of fish. Financial need will be considered.  (Cash award).

FACULTY NOMINATED

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Fish Health Graduate Research Fellowship:  ODFW submission deadline depending on availability.
Provides graduate level training on a project that is relevant to the health of non-aquarium fish. This fellowship will support a graduate student conducting research towards an MS or Ph.D. in Microbiology or under the mentorship of a Microbiology professor at Oregon State University, with the intention of training towards and encouraging a career in fish health studies relevant to the wild fish popularities of Oregon. 

Middlekauf Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Service in Microbiology  Nominations due March 1, 2020.
The Mark H. Middlekauf Memorial Scholarship was established at OSU to aid microbiology students.  Funds came from an endowment created by a bequest from the estate of Ruth M. Tyson.  The scholarship honors Tyson’s brother, an OSU graduate in agriculture who died in 1918 while serving in the Army.

Nominees must be Microbiology graduate students with a distinguished record of teaching and service.  Faculty and instructors may nominate students for this award.  The nomination letter should document the candidate's outstanding teaching ability and exceptional dedication.  Course evaluations may be included as additional support for the nominee.

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant will receive a cash award.

Middlekauf Outstanding Graduate Achievement in Microbiology  Nominations due March 1, 2020.
The Mark H. Middlekauf Memorial Scholarship was established at OSU to aid microbiology students.  Funds came from an endowment created by a bequest from the estate of Ruth M. Tyson.  The scholarship honors Tyson’s brother, an OSU graduate in agriculture who died in 1918 while serving in the Army.

Nominees must be Microbiology graduate students with a distinguished record of academic performance, scholarship, and research.  The nomination letter should include a list of publications, accepted manuscripts, presentations at scientific meetings, awards, and academic record.  The nomination should include one additional letter of recommendation. 

The Outstanding Graduate Student will receive a one-year cash award and give a departmental seminar.  A reception will be held in honor of the recipient.

Nicholas L. Tartar Graduate Student Fellowship  Submission deadline, January 22, 2020.
Established by N.R. Tartar, M.D., a long-time friend of the early faculty in Microbiology. Awards are to go to qualified graduate students that meet residency requirements and are majors in the Department of Microbiology.