Graduate School Award Updates: August 2021

Upcoming Nomination Deadlines:

Thesis and Dissertation Completion Awards

The Thesis and Dissertation Completion Awards support outstanding master’s and doctoral students in the final stages of their theses or dissertations. The intent of these awards is to enable students to focus on research and writing with the goal of improving the quality of their work and expediting time to degree completion.

Thesis Completion Award – Fall 2021

Nomination period July 12 – August 16, 2021

Dissertation Completion Award– Fall 2021

Nomination period July 12 – August 16, 2021

Award Reminders:

Western Association of Graduate Schools and ProQuest Awards

This prestigious regional competition is an important opportunity for OSU to showcase innovation and creativity by our graduate students. The Graduate School will provide a cash award of $1000 to each student selected as OSU’s finalist for the award categories below. We encourage you to take the time to prepare a nomination for any of the four award categories:

1.      The WAGS/ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award

2.      The WAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in STEM disciplines

3.      The WAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in humanities, social sciences, education, and business disciplines

4.      The WAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis and/or Final Master’s Capstone Project Award in the Creative, Visual and Performing Arts

·        Nomination period July 7, 2021 – September 6, 2021.

Scholarly Presentation Award

The Graduate School offers the Scholarly Presentation Award to provide graduate students with financial support to assist with certain costs associated with presenting their scholarly work at academic conferences and meetings. An individual student may receive up to $1000 in Scholarly Presentation Award funds per academic year. Students may now apply directly for this award!

·        Requests are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year; subject to funding availability per term. Requests must be made no earlier than one term prior to the date of the activity, and no later than 30 days following the activity.

Professional Development Award

Many professional development opportunities exist beyond the university to help graduate students build core competencies and transferrable skills. The Graduate School invites students to apply for funding through the Professional Development Award to help cover costs for qualifying trainings, resources, and activities that contribute to professional skills development. Students may receive up to $500 in Professional Development Award funds per academic year. 

·        Requests are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year; subject to funding availability per term. Requests must be made no earlier than one term prior to the date of the activity, and no later than 30 days following the activity.  

For your reference you can find a complete list of Graduate School competitive awards at gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards

Thank you in advance for all you do to support our graduate students. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information listed above please email Graduate.Scholarships@oregonstate.edu.

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