University of Oregon


scholarshipsOIMB is committed to assisting students and offers the following scholarships, in the amount of $500 to $1000 each, to students enrolled in OIMB courses.

Scholarship application (pdf)

Scholarship application deadlines

March 1 (for spring term)
May 1 (for summer term)
September 1 (for fall term)

Scholarships for Marine Biology Students

The OIMB Alumni Scholarship is available to University of Oregon students attending summer, fall or spring terms.

The Robert C. Terwilliger Fund for scholarships in invertebrate zoology is available to students enrolling in invertebrate zoology (BI 451/551).

The Neil Richmond Fellowship is available, spring or fall, to any enrolled students and is funded by a grant from Oregon Sea Grant to honor the memory of this ODFW scientist.

The Laura Bickerstaff Scholarship is awarded to junior and senior undergraduates attending spring, summer or fall term at OIMB.

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides two years of academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8000/yr.) and a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/wk.) during the summer at a NOAA facility. You apply during your sophomore year and the application deadline is normally at the beginning of January.

NOAA Hollings 2010 Recipient: Nick Hayman

My name is Nick Hayman and I was a 2010 Hollings Scholar. I applied to this scholarship on a whim over Christmas break after I saw an e-mail from the Biology Department. It has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. Obviously, the amount of money they give each recipient is astounding; two years of a generous stipend as well as a paid internship over your junior summer as long as you keep your grades up. It is hard to beat that. However, not only does NOAA give this generous scholarship, but they actually try to recruit you into their organization; they need the younger generation to keep up their work. Even if you are not interested in working for NOAA, the scholarship’s internship and opportunities to network with top scientists can give you an enormous advantage over many undergraduate biology majors for finding other jobs and going to graduate schools. The people running the program are extremely nice and helpful. There is literally no reason not to apply; the application is not daunting and if you win, the reward is much more than simply monetary. Currently I am in a graduate program at San Diego State University.

The Libbie Hyman Memorial Scholarship is available to support a FIRST field station experience for students taking courses about or doing research on invertebrates – deadline for applications is normally the beginning of March.

The University of Oregon’s Distinguished Scholarship Initiative