In an effort to expand access to education abroad, GEO has made available a Scholarship for First Generation College Students. This is a planning scholarship for UO students whose parents/legal guardians did not complete a 4-year college bachelor’s degree. As a planning scholarship, recipients of the GEO Scholarship for First-Generation College Students can use the award to study abroad on a GEO-sponsored program at any time during their college career at the UO. A number of $1,000-$3,000 scholarships will be awarded each year to help support first-generation college students who aspire to study abroad.
- Applicants must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA
- Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student at the UO
- Applicants must be first-generation college students, which is defined as: students whose parents/legal guardians did not complete a 4-year college bachelor’s degree.
- Applicants must demonstrate financial need (based on FAFSA). International students will complete the Financial Resources Form, which is available in the online application for this scholarship.
Note: you do not need to know which program you plan to participate in when you apply for this scholarship, and applying for the scholarship does not mean you are committing to a study abroad program.
Follow-on Requirement for Recipients
Recipients of the GEO 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.