Scholarship Guidelines


Scholarship Program for Mollusk Research and Sea Star Wasting Disease Research

Program Eligibility


The Oregon Society of Conchologists invites applications annually, based on the availability of funds, for scholarship awards of up to $500 per applicant. These scholarships are intended to assist graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and third or fourth-year undergraduate students who are doing research to further our knowledge of mollusks (marine, freshwater, terrestrial) and/or sea star wasting disease in the Pacific Northwest. A candidate must be actively pursuing a project of merit that is in keeping with the purpose of the scholarship program. Preference will be given to candidates who are doing research in Oregon.


Application Form


A candidate must submit a written application to the designated person of the Oregon Society of Conchologists, post-marked or emailed, no later than the deadline date indicated on the scholarship application form. The application form is available at the Oregon Society of Conchologists website,


Scholarship Award


No scholarship award will exceed $500. Funds may be used to assist with project expenses, such as supplies, equipment, books or other costs associated with carrying out a research project. Funds may be used alone or in combination with other sources of project funds.


Report of Accomplishment


Scholarship recipients will be asked to submit a brief written report to the Oregon Society of Conchologists on how the funds were used and how they helped the researcher accomplish project goals. The report should include some descriptive information about the research project, and should indicate what information in the report is permissible to be printed in the Oregon Society of Conchologists monthly newsletter without infringing upon the researcher’s intention of publishing it firstly elsewhere, such as in a scientific journal.


Issuance of Scholarship Dollars


When a scholarship applicant is notified that funds have been awarded for his/her research project, the Oregon Society of Conchologists will request information on how the check for the funds is to be written, i.e., Pay to the Order of…the individual, the university, the department, etc. to assure the recipient has ready access to the funds.


Additional information about the Oregon Society of Conchologists can be found at, or Google search ‘Seashells’.