The Neville Dean Method Scholarship aims to support first-generation college students who are planning to participate in a study abroad program or international internship during the summer. Dean Method was a first-generation college student who received an associate’s degree from Chemeketa Community College and then a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. He was the first in his family to attend college. This scholarship in his name is meant to help provide access and student success to first-generation college students at the University of Oregon.

A scholarship of $1,000 is available for one UO student who is participating in a GEO-sponsored summer program or internship.


  • Applicants must be first-generation college students, which is defined as: students whose parents/legal guardians did not complete a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year college.     
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Applicants must be enrolled as degree-seeking UO undergraduate students
  • Applicants must be participating in a GEO-sponsored study abroad program or international internship during the summer term
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need (based on FAFSA/ORSAA).

Follow-on Requirement for Recipients
Recipients of the Dean Method Scholarship for First-Generation College Students will be expected to share their experiences and encourage other students to study abroad. More information about this is available in the online application.

Application deadline(s)

Summer: March 10

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