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Students

Raising the bar for undergraduate research

Oregon State funds more high-impact undergraduate research experiences than any other university in the state.

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Alumni and Friends

Students with disabilities accomplish their dreams with Distinguished Alumna-founded scholarship

Judy Faucett, recipient of the College of Science 2021 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, founded the Rise Scholarship – the first scholarship at Oregon State exclusively serving students with disabilities.

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News

Outstanding incoming graduate students received ARCS Oregon scholarships

Five incoming graduate students were awarded 2021-2022 ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter scholarships. This year, ARCS Oregon is supporting a record number of 79 scholars: 25 at OHSU, 44 at OSU and 10 at UO.

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Graduate students

College of Science graduate students receive awards

We are proud of our many College of Science graduate students who have received honors, scholarships and fellowships this year. Here are a few highlights of some of these noteworthy students.  

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Microbiology

First-gen biohealth grad achieves huge 'next step' toward career as a dentist

Gabriela Cortes Cortes is proud not to have let any obstacle, including a pandemic or the challenges of a first-generation student, hold her back from earning a four-year degree in the College of Science.

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Students

Biology senior awarded Gilman Scholarship to pursue pre-med internship in Argentina

Julia Zavala is one of seven undergraduate students at Oregon State University to have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship during the 2020-2021 academic year. The honors biology senior will undertake a paid 10-week pre-med internship in Cordoba, Argentina, during summer 2021 where she will gain a global perspective on healthcare. Oregon State enjoys the distinction of being a top producer of Gilman Scholars. With seven honorees, OSU continues its trend of having students accepted at or greater than the national rate of 25%.

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Students

Summer fellowships awarded to exceptional science students

The College of Science is proud to announce that 41 science students have received summer undergraduate research awards.

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Students

Presidential scholar and Eagle Scout builds a future career in medicine.

Mathew Frischman, presidential scholar and biochemistry and molecular biology major, is driven toward a future career in neurology out of a desire to serve others. 

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News

College of Science advisor helps connect students with emergency funds to stay in school

College of Science head advisor Heather Arbuckle has been instrumental in connecting students in need with the College's Equity Promise Scholarship. Since the onset of COVID-19, the number of applications for scholarship funds has skyrocketed.

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Students

Presidential scholar and zoology major focuses on what many ignore

A Strawberry Princess who gets excited about roadkill. A valedictorian who doesn’t test well. A photographer who focuses on the unlovely. This is the stuff College of Science presidential scholars are made of.

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Diversity in Science

Climate science pioneer extends legacy with scholarship gift

Nationally known climate scientist and Oregon State University alumnus Warren Washington and his wife, Mary, have established OSU’s largest endowed scholarship fund for students engaged in climate studies.

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Students

Fighting for a habitable future: Science scholarship enables zoology senior to prepare

A recipient of the SURE Science award, zoology senior Chantelle MacAdams' research confirmed the role small predators could play after the loss of a keystone species.