The GEO Ambassador Scholarship is a scholarship available to all students (UO and non-UO) applying to GEO faculty-led programs and GEO Center programs. Individual awards range from $500-$1,500.
For UO students only: apply for the GEO Ambassador as part of the General Study Abroad Scholarships application (five scholarships bundled into one application). Please see below for more details on the General Study Abroad Scholarships application.
Applications will be considered based on:
• Academic standing
• Scholarship application essay
• Financial need
• Project Proposal (Non-UO applicants only)*
* Non-UO Applicants: Project Proposal
During and/or after their study abroad program, non-UO recipients will be asked to create a multimedia project of their own design that effectively and creatively communicates their experience. You can choose to focus on a particular element of your study abroad experience (curriculum, location, excursions, etc.), or on your experience as a whole. To help convey your story in an accessible and engaging manner, the project may include (but is not limited to): video, blogs, journaling, photographs, etc.
Scholarship Recipient Expectations (UO and Non-UO):
In the academic year following their return, all scholarship recipients will be expected to act as “Ambassadors” for GEO, sharing their experiences with others on their home campus, in their community and beyond. Please note, scholarship recipients who will not be on their home campus the following year can still act as a GEO Ambassador. Responsibilities of a GEO Ambassador may include (but will not be limited to):
• Presenting on your experience at various local events.
• Answering questions from peers and/or potential students in person or via e-mail/telephone.
• Representing GEO at your school’s study abroad fair.
Winter Quarter: November 1, 2017
Spring Semester: November 1, 2017
Spring Quarter: February 1, 2018
Summer: March 10, 2018
Fall Semester/Quarter: April 10, 2018