Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships

Fellowships and Awards Administered by the Graduate School

The Graduate School administers a range of fellowships and research awards annually. These awards, most of which are donor supported, range from $500 to $25,000 per year and, in some cases, include tuition support.

New this year: For all Graduate School awards with a February 17th deadline, applications will be managed in the UO Scholarship Dashboard. Please see instructions for each award for details. 

Betty Foster McCue ScholarshipFebruary 17$5,000Doctoral candidates whose dissertations relate to human development & performance
Campus Visit Recruitment SupportDepartments apply to the Graduate School. Up to $500Prospective doctoral students.
David S Easly Memorial AwardFebruary 17$5,000Graduate students in programs related to environmental conservation
Dissertation Research FellowshipsFebruary 17*Stipend at least equivalent to a level 3 GE, Tuition waiver, GE fee subsidy, GE insurance subsidyDoctoral students advanced to candidacy by the end of Spring 2020
Future Stewards ProgramJuly 16 terms of tuition supportMaster's and doctoral students who are members of a federally recognized tribe of Oregon
Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development AwardFebruary 17$3,000Master's, doctoral, and law students pursuing unique enrichment opportunities during the upcoming summer
Graduate Teaching Excellence AwardFebruary 17*$1,000GEs with at least 5 terms of experience as sole instructor, lab or discussion leader
Kimble First-Year Teaching AwardJune 30$500GEs teaching for the first time at a post-secondary institution. Must have participated in UO teacher training
Lokey Graduate Science AwardDepartments apply to the Graduate SchoolUp to $6,000Incoming doctoral students in the sciences. This award is allocated at the department level
Margaret McBride Lehrman FellowshipFebruary 17$10,000 + tuition waiver for non-GE recipientMaster's, doctoral, and law students with financial need pursuing studies in communication, particularly through writing
Margaret Wiese Graduate Research AwardFebruary 17$1,000Master's, doctoral, and law students doing work related to preserving culture, language, and/or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans
Oregon Sylff Graduate Fellowships for International ResearchApril 27*$15,000Doctoral students whose work has an international dimension
Promising Scholar AwardDepartments nominate incoming students$6,000 stipend, guaranteed GE support for first two years of study, membership in Promising Scholar cohortIncoming students nominated by their department
Raymund FellowshipDepartments nominate incoming studentsDuring the first year the fellowship includes a stipend $5,000 above that of a first-year Graduate Employee in the student’s academic department, covers required student fees, UO student insurance and a full tuition waiverExceptionally talented incoming students nominated by their department
Sandra Morgen Public Impact Graduate FellowshipFebruary 17$6,000Master's, doctoral, and law students whose research has potential for significant societal impact
Southeast Asian Studies AwardFebruary 17$2,000Master's, doctoral, and law students doing research about Southeast Asia
Special “Opps” Travel and Research AwardWednesday of Week 8 of each term at 1 p.m.Up to $500

Master’s, doctoral, and law students who have completed at least one full term and are in good academic standing.

The proposal must be supported by the department chair and the graduate student’s advisor. Department chair and graduate advisor are requested not to sponsor students who could be supported from other sources such as sponsored research grants and contracts.
Top-Off Recruitment SupportDepartments apply to the Graduate School. $2,000Prospective doctoral students.

* Because these awards require department/school/college nomination, departments will have earlier internal deadlines. Please check with your department for their specific deadline.

University of Oregon Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

Universitywide scholarships are offered centrally through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Many individual UO schools and departments also offer scholarships to students studying a specific major or discipline.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Diversity Excellence Scholarship

The Diversity Excellence Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the University.

Diversity Excellence Scholarship

General University Scholarship Program

General University Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, and selection is highly competitive. They are made possible by the generous contributions of many individuals to the University of Oregon.

General University Scholarship Program

Logan Graduate Mentor Award

The Logan Graduate Mentor Award, part of the Logan Scholarship Program, supports graduate students pursuing the UOTeach licensure program or special education.

Logan Graduate Mentor Award

Wayne Morse Center Graduate Research Fellowships

Each year the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics supports Graduate Research Fellows by making three awards of $3,000 each to UO graduate students.

Wayne Morse Center Fellowships

External Fellowships and Awards

The Graduate School regularly receives information about funding opportunities for graduate students during the academic year.

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 Upcoming External Funding Opportunities

External agencies (for example, NSF, NIH, USDA) provide funding for graduate students. They provide resources to assist you in finding these additional external opportunities and will provide instruction on where to obtain more information about each program as well as an application.

To find out about the vast array of awards that will be appropriate for you, talk with your director of graduate studies and other students in your field. UCLA’s fellowship database also offers an extensive list of external fellowship opportunities to consider.