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GEO Ambassador Scholarship

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.

NON-UO STUDENTS - Click here to begin your scholarship application.
UO STUDENTS - Click here to begin your scholarship application. 

Application Deadline
Winter Quarter: November 1, 2018
Spring Semester: November 1, 2018
Spring Quarter: February 1, 2019
Summer: March 10, 2019
Fall Semester/Quarter: April 10, 2019

 


GEO General Study Abroad Scholarships (UO Students Only) 

The GEO General Study Abroad Scholarships application includes: the GEO Ambassador Scholarship, the Mills Scholarship, the Smith Scholarship, the Fulmer Scholarship, and the Tims Memorial Scholarship. These five scholarships are bundled into one application for UO students only. Eligibility for each scholarship varies. After applying for all five scholarships in one application, applicants will be internally sorted to see what they qualify for. No project proposal is required. 

Ambassador: Please see above. 
Mills: Demonstrated financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Available for all programs
Smith: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Available for all programs
Fulmer: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Only UO-sponsored summer programs/IE3 internships. 
Tims: Academic merit. Available for all programs with a preference for service-learning and internships. 


UO STUDENTS - Click here to begin your scholarship application. 

Application Deadline
Winter Quarter: November 1, 2018
Spring Semester: November 1, 2018
Spring Quarter: February 1, 2019
Summer: March 10, 2019
Fall Semester/Quarter: April 10, 2019

 


 

Map Your Future Scholarship

This scholarship is available to freshmen and can be used for a study abroad program at any time during your college career. A number of scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded. These scholarship funds can be used for an eligible study abroad program any term from summer 2018 to summer 2021.

 

Eligibility

  • University of Oregon students or students from a GEO partner or affiliate. Full list here: https://geo.uoregon.edu/partners
  • Freshmen or First Year Students
    • Note: first-year students with sophomore standing (more than 44 quarter or 29 semester credits) due to AP or IB credits are eligible
  • Transfer students with less than 45 transfer credits from a previous college/university are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Please note: Students must also later meet the eligibility requirements of their selected study abroad program, which will be determined prior to their departure.

Note: you do not need to know which program you plan to participate in when you apply for the scholarship, and applying for the scholarship does not mean you are committing to a study abroad program.

 

Eligible Programs
UO students may use this scholarship towards any GEO or GEO-sponsored study abroad or internship abroad program. GEO and GEO-sponsored programs can be found on the GEO website: http://geo.uoregon.edu/programs.

GEO partner campus students may use this scholarship towards any GEO program.

 

Application Deadline

May 1, 2018

 

Follow-on requirement for recipients
A follow-on requirement of the Map Your Future Scholarship is that recipients will share their experiences and encourage other students to study abroad. More information is available in the online application.

 

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Please feel free to contact us at GEOglobe@uoregon.edu with any questions you may have.