Margaret Wiese Graduate Scholarship


March 1, 2023


The Margaret Wiese Graduate Scholarship was designed to support graduate student research related to preserving the culture, language, or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans.

These awards have been established through the Margaret J. Wiese Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Award Details

2 awards of $1,000 each will be given to support graduate student research (i.e., travel, materials, archival or field research) related to preserving the culture, language and/or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans.

Eligibility and Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the Margaret Wiese Graduate Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be currently enrolled full-time in a master's or doctoral degree program. Students beginning their studies in Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 are not eligible for this award.

  2. Have an interest in preserving the culture, language, or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans

  3. Have financial need as described in the applicant's financial need statement (the Division of Graduate Studies may also verify financial need through the Office of Financial Aid or International Student and Scholar Services) 


Applicants must apply online via the UO Scholarship Dashboard. The online application includes:

  • A proposal (no more than 1500 words or 3 pages) that includes a description of your research/academic interests, how they relate to the requirements of this award, and a description of how you will use these funds.

  • Financial need statement (maximum one page) addressing your financial need in whatever terms you feel are most informative. 

  • 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members. Enter recommenders' contact information on the application; they will receive an email with a link to upload their letters.

Apply Now

For more information, please contact the Division of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Students with Financial Aid
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.

You may apply for this award regardless of immigration status or work eligibility.