The Summer Scholars Program is a PAID 10-week program that places high-caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations (public agency, non-profit, non-governmental). It provides a diversity of students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. Scholars can assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analyses, research, policy development, and outreach and public engagement efforts.
The goal of the OSG Summer Scholars Program (PDF) is to contribute to a diverse ocean workforce that understands technical and social challenges facing coastal communities and the natural environment. The program helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate school, as well as careers in marine science, policy, management and outreach.
The 2021 Summer Scholars Request for Application (PDF) is now available. See below for more details.
Please review the “How to Apply” section of this website the Application Resources page for more information about how to assemble a strong application. You may reach out to Jenny Engels with additional questions.
HOW TO APPLY (2021)
Details and instructions (PDF) on how to apply for the 2021 fellowship are available.
NEW! - A list of the 2021 host opportunities (PDF) are available.
Completed applications are due by 5pm Pacific time on February 15, 2021.
AWARD & ELIGIBILITY
Selected students receive a stipend to offset living expenses during the 10-week fellowship. Student housing will be provided at no cost to the student. A small number of need-based assistance grants may be available to offset travel expenses; these will require a supplemental application once students are selected. For summer 2021: Any undergraduate student who has completed the equivalent of two years of full-time study by June 14, 2021, and who is currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university (or who has graduated during the 2020-2021 academic year) may apply. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Foreign nationals, please note: while this opportunity is open to all eligible students regardless of nationality, some participating host offices are unable to accept international applicants. This may reduce the number of placement opportunities available to foreign nationals. Also, additional taxes may be applied to your stipend, depending on your country’s tax treaty with the US.
Here's a video that provides an overview of what the Summer Scholars Program is all about: