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GEO Scholarships for Partner Students

GEO offers scholarship opportunities to students from partner universities who are planning to study abroad in GEO programs. There are scholarships based on financial need and academic merit.

GEO Ambassador Scholarship

The GEO Ambassador Scholarship is a scholarship available to partner students applying to GEO faculty-led programs and GEO Center programs. Individual awards range from $500-$1,500. Check the full list of GEO partners and affiliates to see if you qualify.

Scholarship Recipient Expectations:
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.

Recipients of the GEO Ambassador scholarship will select and participate in a limited number of impactful post-program activities that are also of personal interest to them. In some cases, it will be important that you document your experiences while still abroad. For additional details on how to choose and schedule these, start the GEO Ambassador Scholarship application.

Post-program activities may include:

  • Assistance at campus study abroad fair
  • A special project in collaboration with your campus study abroad office
  • Participate in a pre-departure orientation for your program
  • Classroom presentations
  • Creating a poster for a campus fair
  • Upload captioned photos (minimum: 10, 1 MB or larger) of your experience via Dropbox
  • Complete a program review on GoOverseas.com or post a student profile and story on www.diversityabroad.com  
  • 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 in one of the following categories:
      • Introduction to a host country food
      • Introduction to a host country friend or host family member
      • Introduction to a host country city, town, or monument (natural or historic)
      • Introduction to an element of host country culture – something you found curious while studying/living abroad

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 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/IM.
  • 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: January 10, 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.


  • University of Oregon students or students from a GEO partner or affiliate.
  • 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
December 10, 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.