Graduate Program Funding

Students studying at the graduate level generally require two types of funds – funds to pay for expenses such as housing, food, miscellaneous items, tuition, and textbooks and other course related materials; and funds to cover thesis or dissertation research related expenses. Few, if any, students have the financial resources to cover all of these expenses. Consequently, most students require some type of financial support to complete their graduate degree programs. CoF graduate students fund their educations in many different ways. Funding opportunities are available at the university (Graduate School), college, and department levels. In addition, some CoF students have also been successful in securing additional funding from external organizations and agencies.

College Annual Fellowship Program

Each year the College of Forestry awards graduate fellowships made possible from donations to the College.  These funds are administered by the Student Resources & Engagement Office, and selections are made by the College Graduate Fellowship Committee comprised of forestry faculty.  Awards ranging in value from $500 to $8000 are made to new and continuing graduate students and are supplemental to other financial assistance.

The fellowship nomination/application is different for new students and for continuing students.

New student awards are made to prospective graduate students for the purpose of recruiting the highest quality students.  A new student is defined as someone starting a new graduate degree program any term of the current calendar year or the winter term of the following calendar year. Continuing student awards are made to retain high quality students and to encourage and reward success. Masters candidates are eligible for two years of fellowship support; doctoral candidates three years.

New Students

The New Student fellowship nomination process varies by department/program.  In general, students are urged to work with their major professor to ensure that names are forwarded through a nomination process to the department's/program's fellowship committee in time to meet departmental deadlines.  However, please contact the graduate student coordinator for your graduate program for full details on what and how new students are nominated for College of Forestry fellowships as there may be supplemental forms or information to provide.

New Student Application and Instructions:

New Student Nominations: Program Use Only

Continuing Students

If you are a continuing student in the College of Forestry and wish to be considered for a College Fellowship please contact the graduate coordinator in your home academic department for specific procedures and the departmental deadline.  

Continuing Student Application and Instructions:

Continuing Student Applications:  for Students and Programs
Resume Guidelines

For more information about departmental funding opportunities, visit the links below:

Forest Ecosystems and Society (MF, MS, PhD)

Sustainable Forest Management (MF, MS, PhD)

Wood Science (MS, PhD)

Master of Natural Resources (MNR)

Graduate Certificates 

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CoF Graduate Program Coordinators:

Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management

  • Contact: Madison Dudley, 541-737-1349

Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society

  • Contact: Jessica Bagley, 541-737-6556

Department of Wood Science & Engineering

  • Contact: Jessica King, 541-737-5723

If you have questions please contact your academic department or Kira Hughes at 541-737-3475 orkira.hughes@oregonstate.edu.