Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program Scholarships

KCGIP Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship

Launched in 2017, the Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship has been supported by generous gifts from Thermo Fisher Scientific ($200,000), MKS Instruments ($50,000) and the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program ($200,000).

All applicants to the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program are encouraged to apply for this unique scholarship opportunity.

Application details
Priority Deadline March 1, 2022
Award Notification April 7, 2022
Eligibility All students admitted to the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program are eligible for this scholarship.
Award Amount

$500 - $5000 

Scholarships are given based on essay content and demonstration of professional and academic strength already presented in your program application.

Submission A 250 - 500 word essay describing how inclusion, equity and diversity have impacted your pursuit of science OR how you have you have demonstrated a commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity. Diversity comes in a variety of forms, including but not limited to gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other non-visible differences.
Questions Email Betsy Tanenbaum (btanen@uoregon.edu)

Apply for Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship

KCGIP Promising Master’s Fellow (Oregon Residents only)

Piloting in June of 2022, the Promising Master’s Scholars aims to accelerate the STEM careers of economically disadvantaged Oregon residents admitted to the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program.

Application details
Priority Deadline Feb 15, 2022
Award Notification Rolling
Eligibility Proof of Oregon residency, Pell Grant eligibility, and admission to the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program. Overall strength of program application will be used as a consideration for award conferral.
Award Amount

$8000 - $9950

Submission You will input your residency and Pell Grant Eligibility into your program application. By completing this information, you will be automatically considered for the fellowship. We will verify residency and Pell grant eligibility before the scholarship is distributed.
Questions

Bioinformatics applicants: Email Allie Hardman (ahardman@uoregon.edu)

All other tracks: Email Lynde Ritzow (lynde@uoregon.edu)

KCGIP General Scholarship

Application details
Priority Deadline Feb 15, 2022
Award Notification Rolling
Eligibility All students admitted to the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program are eligible for this scholarship. Overall strength of program application will be used as a consideration for award conferral.
Award Amount

Variable

Submission Your program application (priority deadline Feb 15th) results in automatic consideration for this scholarship.
Questions

Bioinformatics applicants: Email Allie Hardman (ahardman@uoregon.edu)

All other tracks: Email Lynde Ritzow (lynde@uoregon.edu)

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for International Students

Other Funding Opportunities

Internships

9-month paid internships are a hallmark of the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program, with 98% of students completing this requirement. The average annualized internship compensation for the past year is $67,000. Internship compensation typically varies based on cost-of-living, with higher internship compensation in high cost of living areas such as Seattle, Bay Area, and Boston.

Graduate Employee*

UO departments offer Graduate Employee (GE) assistantships that master's students may apply for outside of summer term.

GE compensation package includes:

  • Monthly salary
  • Full-time tuition waiver
  • Mandatory fees subsidy
  • Subsidized health insurance premiums, including coverage for eligible dependents

For more information visit: graduatestudies.uoregon.edu/funding/ge

*GE appointments are limited and competitive. Students are responsible for ensuring GE duties do not conflict with course schedules. We recommend talking with program staff if you are considering applying for a GE position.

Other Student Employee Positions

The university offers hourly student worker positions throughout the academic year, including tutoring, office assistant, etc.

For more information visit: career.uoregon.edu/handshake