HI USA Provides Travel Scholarships for Students to Explore the World
Deadline: March 2, 2018
Hosteling International USA (HI USA) includes more than 50 hostels in extraordinary locations nationwide, bringing together people from across the country and around the world. HI USA provides travel scholarships for students where travel is as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. Explore the World Travel Scholarships provide $2,000 for students to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component.

In 2017, HI USA awarded 98 scholarships to young people across the U.S. so they could go learn Arabic in Jordan, volunteer in India and Vietnam, teach math in the Dominican Republic, or board a plane for the very first time to study abroad in Europe. Scholarship recipients have returned home from their travels with a profound sense of intercultural appreciation, and a renewed dedication to spreading the word about travel and tolerance at home.

In 2018, we'll be giving out 100+ scholarships to would-be travelers around the country, aged 18-30, who need a little extra help along the way. The total award is $2000. The award is split in two equal installments of $1000. The first installment is awarded upon completion of the pre-travel requirements. The second installment is awarded after travel upon completion of post-travel requirements.
  • Be 18 - 30 years of age at the time of application
  • Demonstrate financial need by meeting at least one of the following criteria: 
    • Current Pell Grant recipient; Former Pell Grant recipient; or Reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence
  • Plan to take a trip to a destination outside of the 50 United States between May 15, 2018 and August 31, 2019 that incorporates education, volunteerism or service learning.
HI USA asks that questions be submitted on their website online. The application can also be found on their website.
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