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HI USA Travel Scholarships

As an educational nonprofit, HI USA strives to help young Americans get out and experience the world. That's why we're proud to provide two signature travel scholarship programs, Explore the World and Explore America, to travelers who need a financial boost along the way. Each year, these scholarships help over 100 young people transform their travel dreams into meaningful cultural experiences.

Explore America Scholarship

For young people just getting started on their travel journey, sometimes it helps to begin in their own backyard. That’s why each year, we award $1,500 stipends and free HI USA hostel overnights to young Americans who want to kick-start their travel dreams at home.

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Explore the World Scholarship


We created the Explore the World scholarship because we believe travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. Award recipients receive $2,000 to help finance international trips that include an educational or service component.

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