VISION: A diverse ocean workforce that understands technical and social challenges facing coastal communities and the natural environment

MISSION: The Oregon Sea Grant Scholars program will increase the number and diversity* of higher education graduates who are work ready, trained in, and able to apply marine science, policy, management, and outreach skills to the most pressing coastal and ocean issues facing Oregon and the nation.

*Diversity refers to persons from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds that contribute to a diverse perspective stemming from various lived experiences, skills, and interests.

Inspiring the next generation

Oregon Sea Grant supports a variety of graduate and undergraduate fellowships, scholarships and internships in marine science and policy. 

Our Scholars program is intended to give students hands-on experience in marine science, management and policy. We partner with state natural-resource agencies and field labs, and also accept and screen applicants for fellowships offered through the National Sea Grant office.

Qualified students are placed within lab, field or agency offices from Oregon's coast to the nation's capital, providing scholars with experience, skill-building and mentoring as they learn.