Student Awards & Professional Development and Conference Fees


EMT Awards Process

Oregon State University offers several current graduate student awards. These awards have set requirements of number of applications that can be nominated per award. To ensure this process is completed correctly, an internal EMT application process was established and is illustrated below. The EMT Awards Committee request nominations from students and/or faculty members by January 10th.

Student Nomination Form Faculty Nomination Form


What awards are available

Below is a list of of scholarships that EMT graduate students have received. Each scholarship has different eligibility requirements/application process. For scholarships where the department must do the nomination, a subcommittee will review the material and notify the individual if they have been selected as the Department nominee for the scholarship.

 Award Description Amount Deadline Nominations Available
ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards Intended for academically outstanding students who are U.S. citizens studying to complete PhD degrees in science, engineering, math, technology and medical research. $18,000 over 3 years
February 19th, 2024 2
Promising Scholar Fellowship Intended to support the recruitment of graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who demonstrate scholarly promise. Must have participated in scholar programs that support undergraduate students from low income, first generation, and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds. Stipend, scholarship, plus tuition remission & subsidized health insurance for one year. February 19th, 2024 2
Prestigious Diversity Fellowship Intended to support the recruitment and retention of graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who demonstrate scholarly promise Stipend, scholarship, plus tuition remission & subsidized health insurance for one year. February 19th, 2024 2
Lenore Bayley Scholarship Awarded to an OSU graduate student on the basis of academic merit and promise for the future. $4,000 March 4th, 2024 1
Thurgood Marshall Graduate Award Intended to support the retention of meritorious graduate students whose accomplishments and activities demonstrate leadership, service, and commitment to fostering a just and equitable community. $4,000 stipend, plus tuition waiver March 4th, 2024 2
PF and Nellie Buck Yerex Graduate Scholarship Annual scholarship for outstanding graduate students in a science or technology field. $12,000 

April 8th, 2024

Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship Awarded to domestic or international graduate students enrolled in an advanced degree program at Oregon State University. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Up to $5,000 April 8th, 2024 2

More information on OSU Graduate Student Awards can be found at their website, along with eligibility information. 

Where to start?

For the nomination process - students only need to provide a CV and a transcript. These files are uploaded in the intent form. Within the form, there are a list of the awards, a link to the awards themselves, and a synapsis of the requirements. EMT students are responsible for checking if eligibility are met. This list is not exclusive, but are ones EMT graduate students have successfully received in the past.

Selected as Department nominee - students will work with their mentor/advisor and the EMT awards committee

Questions about the awards/process:

EMT Awards Committee:

Attending Conferences

Current graduate students are encouraged to attend professional development, and conferences. There are numerous resources to help ensure students get these opportunities.

Attending SETAC

The department is an affiliated member of SETAC and has waivers for students. Please contact Mary Mucia for self nomination to be considered for one of the waivers.

Professional Development

To help with fees associated with obtaining training, resources, and activities that contribute to professional skills development, two sources are available:


Presenting Scholarly Research at Conferences

If a graduate student is presenting research at a conference, OSU graduate school has scholarly awards available to offset expenses.