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, abilities, 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 gives 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.


Oregon Sea Grant Fellowships and Scholarships (PDF) Eligible Students Applications Accepted Program Begins Duration
NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship U.S. graduate winter summer 2 years
NMFS Fisheries Population & Ecosystems Dynamics U.S. doctoral winter summer up to 3 years
NMFS Marine Resource Economics Fellowship U.S. doctoral winter summer up to 3 years
John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship U.S. graduate winter following winter 1 year
Summer Scholars Program U.S. undergrad winter summer 10 weeks
Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) Oregon undergrad or grad winter summer 10 weeks
State Legislative Fellowship Oregon graduate summer (biennially) fall up to 11 months
Natural Resource Policy Fellowship Oregon graduate summer fall 1 year
Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship Oregon graduate summer fall 1 year
Special Opportunities U.S. graduate variable variable 9 months-1 year