Scholarships, Grants, and Study Abroad Assistant

Contact Information
Luis F. Ruiz
333 Oregon Hall
541 346 1128
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Office of International Affairs
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
Academic Year: 
  • Inform and advise students about study abroad scholarships and other national competitive scholarships, such as NSEP Boren, Gilman, and DAAD.
  • Advise students on scholarships and on study abroad programs in various geographic regions as needed.
  • Interview applicants and participate in the selection process for study abroad programs in collaboration with GEO staff.
  • Review and manage applications using the Terra Dotta online software Studio Abroad.
  • Prepare materials for pre-departure orientations and lead orientation sessions.
  • Organize and participate in scholarship review committees for study abroad scholarships.
  • Facilitate and help convene the campus process for Boren in collaboration with the UO International Scholarships Committee. 
  • Assist in maintaining scholarship files, records, and databases.
  • Give classroom announcements and other presentations to promote scholarships and study abroad opportunities.
  • Assist with general tasks related to special projects and other administrative duties as assigned.

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience writing and editing applications for scholarships
  • Administrative experience, preferably within a higher education environment.
  • International experience through study, employment, travel or residence abroad
  • Experience with researching funding sources
  • Experience with student advising
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Effective time management and administrative skills
  • Ability to work well with a diverse population
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Evidence of ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience giving public presentations
  • Second language proficiency preferred
  • A strong commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding
Application Procedure: 

Please submit the following documents via email in a single PDF document to Luis F. Ruiz at

  • A letter explaining your interest in this position, related work and academic experience, any cross-cultural experience(s) you have had, and academic and career goals
  • A curriculum vitae or resume.
  • The names and contact information of two references (please include email addresses and phone numbers)

Our General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS), which includes our general appointment/reappointment process and criteria, is available online.

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