Funding Your Education and Research  

Paying for graduate school is a major concern for most people pursuing a graduate education. OSU and the Graduate School value the contributions our graduate students make to the university as active participants in the creation and discovery of knowledge, and we have a strong commitment to supporting your graduate education through a variety of funding opportunities. The first step in the funding process is to educate yourself about the different types of funding available, application procedures, and deadlines. A great place to start is on the OSU Graduate School “Financing Your Education” page.

The Graduate School and Valley Library host an annual presentation about financing your graduate education. The workshop is focused on locating sources of support, both internal and external to OSU. Here is a PowerPoint and PDF with resources from previous presentations. Additional resources are listed below. 

Environmental Arts and Humanities Graduate Assistantships

The Environmental Arts and Humanities program offers graduate research assistantships (GRA) and graduate teaching assistantships (GTA) to highly qualified applicants.  Graduate assistantships provide a tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and health insurance benefits. Click here for more information, including application instructions. 

Graduate School Scholarships and Fellowships

The Graduate School offers scholarships and fellowships for OSU students. Nominations must be submitted by department administration to be considered for these awards. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Environmental Arts and Humanities Director.  

Tuition Remission

The Graduate School also offers some tuition remission scholarship programs. These awards are provided on a competitive basis to students who are not funded under a graduate assistantship. These scholarships provide full or partial tuition remission to recipients according to the guidelines for each tuition remission program. Students must be nominated by Environmental Arts and Humanities to receive tuition remission. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Environmental Arts and Humanities Director.   

External Fellowships

The Graduate School website includes information about hundreds of national fellowships and scholarships where you may apply directly to the granting organization or agency. Their website also includes a worksheet for organizing information about prospective funders and links to web resources and scholarship search engines.

University Graduate Student Travel Support

Graduate student travel to conferences is essential for the professional development of our students. The university also benefits by being represented at such events. The travel funds from this program are designed to provide graduate students with financial support to cover part of the cost of attending and presenting their scholarly achievements at prestigious conferences and venues. There are four application deadlines per year. Students are not allowed to submit an application on their own behalf. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Environmental Arts and Humanities Director. 

Graduate Student Conference Subsidy

The OSU Human Services Resource Center provides a Graduate Conference Registration Subsidy of up to $150 to help graduate students pay for registration costs to educational and professional conferences. Each student can only apply for the subsidy once during a fiscal year. Applications must be for conferences that occur within the current fiscal year, and applications must be submitted within 30 days of the conference.

Student Sustainability Initiative Grants and Fellowships

Oregon State University’s Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) established the Sustainability Fellowship Program to support applied student projects, research, and professional development that provide students opportunities to create a more sustainable institution and take an active role in promoting social change. Students can apply for professional development grants, research fellowships, and sustainability projects funding.