Scholarship Opportunity

Getting Things Done: Careers in Environmental Law for Natural Resource Majors

Applications due November 30, 2018

Many students in the Natural Resources field find themselves at a crossroads. Academia, wilderness firefighting, or seasonal fieldwork can seem like the only viable career options when you have a Bachelor of Science in a Natural Resources field. It can be difficult for students who want to make a difference in the world, but are not sure how they can best create change.

Lewis & Clark Law School, through a generous grant by the Wyss Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the protection of public lands in the Intermountain West, is providing funds to allow promising undergraduates in natural resources fields to visit Lewis and Clark Law School, one of the top environmental and natural resources law programs in the nation.  Selected students will spend time at the law school to explore the world of environmental and natural resources law which provides an avenue for students with strong science backgrounds to utilize their research, analytical, and scientific skills in careers protecting our natural world. Furthermore, law school is rigorous and demanding in a way that science students are uniquely prepared for.  This program was designed by Lewis and Clark’s current Wyss Scholar, third year law student Cooper Rodgers.

During the program, students will:

  • Meet with Lewis and Clark Faculty
  • Meet with current Environmental Law students
  • Meet Attorneys and Law School graduates currently working in Public Interest Environmental Law
  • Have an opportunity to see the Portland area

Travel and lodging costs will be provided. The program will take place March 21-22, 2019.

Applicants will be required to send in the following to Kelly Novahom, Program Coordinator for Environmental Law, by email at

  • Complete Application Letter (see 2nd page)
  • A Resume AND Three References
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A 1000 word essay on their relationship to public lands, our environment, and their interest in law school

Scholarship recipients will be notified in Early December. Application attached below: 

Getting Things Done Scholarship Application

For questions about the scholarship, please contact Wyss Scholar Cooper Rodgers at


International Study Funding

Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 in funding for graduate and undergraduate International Study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Please join LeAnn Adam, OSU Prestigious Scholarships Coordinator and Michael Saffle, Boren Awards Outreach Specialist from the Institute of International Education for drop-in advising or an information session.  All students and interested faculty and advisors are welcome!



Dean’s Fund Awards for International Engagement: Deadline December 1

Are you interested in study, research, or internships abroad in Winter Term? CoF is committed to expanding international learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The Dean’s Fund Awards for International Engagement have been put in place to assist students in pursuing their interests through international study, research, internships, and other collaborative experiences.

  • The application deadline is December 1 for international programs/experiences beginning in Winter term (January – March).
  • Learn more about the Dean’s Fund Awards and application process HERE and apply HERE.

Please note that the deadline to apply for experiences beginning in Spring Term (Mar – Jun) is January 11. The same information applies.

Benton Community Foundation Scholarships

  • College Students: Scholarships available to current college students. (Graduating high school seniors who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for: OSU Opportunity Native American Scholarships, Sutherland College of Forestry Scholarship or the Sutherland College of Public Health and Human Services Scholarship)
    • Oregon State University Opportunity Scholarships for Native American students. (Word or PDF)
    • Oregon State University Opportunity Scholarships for International students. (Word or PDF)
    • Renewable Scholarship Application for previous recipients of the Smith, Jensen, Knights of Pythias, Hahn, or Trout Scholarships are available(Word or PDF)
    • Corvallis Woman’s Club Scholarship. (Word or PDF)
    • Chicano/Latino Alumni Association Scholarship. (Word or PDF)
    • Charles and Elaine Mellen Sutherland College of Forestry Scholarship.  (Word or PDF)
    • Charles and Elaine Mellen Sutherland College Public Health and Human Services.  (Word or PDF)
    • Additional scholarships decided externally can be found on our college scholarships page.
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