Explore America Program Details | HI USA Travel Scholarships

Explore America Travel Scholarship

Program Details

HI USA's Explore America scholarships are designed to help novice travelers launch their travel careers right here in the United States by providing planning and financial assistance. To ensure these scholarships serve their intended audience, applicants must meet several eligibility requirements in order to qualify for travel awards:

  • Be 18 - 30 years of age
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (possess a green card) or DACA recipient
  • Demonstrate financial need by meeting at least one of the following criteria:
  • Have a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through hostelling

Employees and relatives of HI USA and its licensed facilities are ineligible to receive an Explore America Travel Scholarship.

Former recipients of HI USA's Explore the World and/or Explore America Scholarships are ineligible to receive an award.

Participating Hostels

* denotes a seasonal hostel


Full program details are available by downloading the Explore America Program Details PDF.