DonateIn 2012 the Board of Directors of OMS made a commitment to implement a scholarship process for candidates pursuing advanced degrees in mycology. Criteria and processes were developed, and in 2013 the first three scholarship awards were made to graduate students in mycology. OMS does not have an endowment funding the scholarships, therefore OMS will allocate budget funds as available to perpetuate the scholarships while actively soliciting donations to maintain and to grow the program. But we need your help! Please donate what you can offer by using Paypal payment button below. Note, that you will receive a Paypal transaction receipt for tax purposes indicating that you have donated funds to a 501(c)3 corporation for educational purposes Enter the donation amount, and click the button below. You will be taken to PayPal where you can complete the payment with either credit card or through PayPal payment.
To ApplyIf you would like to be considered to receive and OMS scholarship for mycological related studies please download and submit the application below. The application deadline is May 31 every year Apply
Past Scholarship Winners
2014In 2014 we increased our award amount to $1500 Jade Florence – $1500 award. Jade studied with Dr. Jay Pscheidt at Oregon State University. Her research focused on developing an organic control method for Mummy Berry on blueberries. Mummy Berry is caused by the fungal pathogen Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi. Because blueberries are such an important crop in the PNW her research is of great local interest. After determining that the organism is inhibited by light, her research focused on the timing and depth of mulch applications as an organic control. Jade made her presentation at the June 2015 OMS general meeting.
2016Korena Mafune – Korena is a PhD student at the University of Washington. She is studying under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Vogt. Her project is exploring fungal relationships and biodiversity in canopy and forest floor soils of an old-growth temperate rain forest located in Olympic National Park. Korena had a most excellent presentation at our February, 2018 meeting.
2017Richard Tehan – Richard is a third year Ph.D candidate at OSU. Richard is conducting research in the natural products chemistry laboratory that aims to link fungal natural product compounds to the genes responsible for their biosynthesis. Fungi contain a wealth of chemical compounds that have a tremendous potential as medicines and Richard’s work is helping to expose some of that potential. We are proud to be a small part of the effort and look forward to hearing an update on his progress at a monthly meeting sometime in the near future.
Stuart Ian Graham – Stuart is a PHD candidate at the University of Washington studying how mycorrhizal relationships are impacted by climate change.
Edward G. Barge – Edward is a PHD candidate at Oregon State and his work is adding to our knowledge about foliar endophytes in Black Cottonwood trees in the PNW.