The GEO Center Scholarship is a new opportunity available to all students (UO and non-UO) who are interested in participating in GEO Center programs during Winter/Spring 2020 Semester or Spring Quarter 2020.

Multiple awards of $3,000 - $5,000 are now available!

If you are applying to any of the following programs, you are eligible for the new GEO Center Scholarship:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA
  • Applicants must be participating in one of the GEO Center programs listed above during Spring Semester 2020 or Spring Quarter 2020
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need (based on FAFSA). International students can complete the Financial Resources Form, which is available in the online application for this scholarship.

For GEO Partner Students Only:
You can apply for the GEO Center Scholarship and the GEO Ambassador Scholarship in one application called GEO Partner Scholarships Application.

UO Students:
Apply for the GEO Center Scholarship here.

GEO Center Scholarship Recipient Expectations (UO and Non-UO students):
In the academic year following their return from abroad, 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.

As a recipient of the GEO Center Scholarship, you will participate in a few post-program activities that are of particular interest to you. In some cases, it will be important that you document your experiences while still abroad.

Post-program activities may include:

  • Staffing assistance at campus study abroad fair
  • A special project in collaboration with your campus study abroad office
  • Classroom presentations
  • Participate in pre-departure orientations or info-sessions for your program
  • Creating a poster for a campus fair
  • Upload captioned photos (minimum: 10 images, 1 MB or larger) of your experience via Dropbox
  • Post a student profile and story on
  • Publish an article about your program experience for a campus e-newsletter or newspaper
  • Participate in a student panel about study abroad
  • A multimedia project such as:
    • Creating and sharing a link to a blog of your experience
    • Creating and sharing a dedicated Instagram account per GEO guidelines
    • Creating a short video testimonial or digital story for sharing on GEO’s Youtube channel

Please note, scholarship recipients who will not be on their home campus in the following year their study abroad program can still serve as a GEO Ambassador. Responsibilities of a GEO Ambassador off-campus could 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/IM.


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

UO STUDENTS - Click here to begin your scholarship application.


Application Deadline(s):
Spring Semester 2020: November 1, 2019
Spring Quarter 2020: January 10, 2020