A Work-Ready Training Program

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/or outreach and public engagement efforts. The goal of the OSG Summer Scholars Program 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.


Selected students will be awarded 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 2019: Any undergraduate student who has completed the equivalent of two years of full time study by June 17, 2019, and who is currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university (or who has graduated during the 2018-2019 academic year) may apply. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


The 2019 application instructions are available here. Oregon Sea Grant uses eSeaGrant for fellowship application submissions. To access eSeaGrant, send an email to eseagrant@oregonstate.edu declaring your interest in applying. Please include the name of the fellowship you wish to apply for in the subject line. An eSeaGrant account will then be created for you. All components of your application, including letters of recommendation, will be submitted through eSeaGrant. Stating your interest does not obligate you to apply. We are here to provide assistance as needed; however, please do not wait until the last minute to apply. Questions: contact Research and Scholars Program Assistant: Jenny Engels, jenny.engels@oregonstate.edu.


February 15 – Email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu regarding your intent to apply
March 1 – Applications due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Late March – Interviews with top candidates
Mid-April – Notification of Awards and Placement
June 17 – Summer Scholars Program begins
August 23 – Summer Scholars Program ends


NEW!! The 2019 host opportunities are now available here

Here's a video that provides an overview of what the Summer Scholars Program is all about:

2018 Sea Grant Summer Scholars

Rasha Aridi

Anna Bolm

Madison Bristol

Taylor Ely

Abigail Ernest-Beck

Daniella Hanelin

Alexa Maione

Makinna Miles

Fatima Molina

Wesley Noone

Dylan Rozansky

Sophia Troeh

Kong Vang