The MPP Program has been able to provide competitive Laurels Tuition Scholarships, McNair Scholarships, and Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships for the majority of our students. In addition, many students are funded on faculty research grants such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Oregon Department of Forestry, etc.  All funding decisions are based on merit. Students interested in funding should submit their applications by the deadlines listed below.


For students who want to be considered for a Laurels Graduate Tuition Scholarship, the application deadline is MARCH 1 for Fall Quarter admission.

For students who wish to be considered for a Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantship, which comes with tuition and a monthly stipend, the application deadline is MARCH 1 for Fall Quarter admission.

For McNair Scholars the OSU Graduate School offers the McNair Scholar Incentive Program, which provides tuition scholarships for qualified students. The deadline for applications is MARCH 1 for Fall Quarter admission.

Students interested in the Graduate Diversity Recruitment Bonus Program ($5,000 scholarship), must have their application submitted by January 31 for Fall Quarter admission.

The OSU Graduate School has put together a list of funding opportunities and strategies at the following website (“Funding Your Education”):