Program Details | Explore the World Travel Scholarship

Explore the World Travel Scholarships

Program Details

Eligibility Requirements
Application Process
Local Communities Served

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for the Explore the World Travel scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be 18 - 30 years of age at the time of application
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident (possess Green Card)
  • Demonstrate financial need by meeting at least one of the following criteria:
  • Reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence:
    Los Angeles
    San Diego
    San Francisco/Oakland Sacramento
    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    DC/Baltimore Metro New York City
    Greater Chicago Portland
    New Orleans Austin
    Boston Richmond
  • Have a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through international travel
  • Plan to take a trip to a destination outside of the 50 United States between May 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 that incorporates education, volunteerism or service learning.
  • Employees and relatives of HI USA and its licensed facilities are ineligible to receive an Explore the World Travel Scholarship.

Local Communities Served:

Applicants must reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence:

CA - Los Angeles Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Orange County, Riverside County
CA - Sacramento Sacramento County, Yolo County, San Joaquin County, Sutter County, and Amador County
CA - San Diego San Diego County, Imperial County
CA - San Francisco San Francisco County, Alameda County, Marin County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo
DC - DC/Baltimore DC - District of Columbia
MD - Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County
VA - Arlington County, City of Alexandria, City of Arlington, Fairfax County
IL - Chicago IL - Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County
IN - Lake County
LA - New Orleans Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard Parish
MA - Boston Suffolk County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Barnstable County, Dukes County, Nantucket County, Bristol County
MN - Minneapolis/St. Paul Hennepin County, Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County, Ramsey County, Scott County, Washington County
NY - New York City Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
OR - Portland Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County
TX - Austin Travis County, Bastrop County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Hays County, Williamson County
TX - Houston Harris County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Montgomery County, Liberty County, Waller County, Austin County
VA - Richmond City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County