IES Abroad is committed to fostering and supporting a diverse student body. Our Diversity Scholarships support and encourage students from a wide range of institutions and under-represented populations on an IES Abroad study abroad program. Under-represented students include students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first generation to college students, students from low income families and students with a history of overcoming adversity.
Headquartered in Chicago, GCM Grosvenor is one of the world's largest and most diversified independent alternative asset management firms. Fostering a community of diversity and inclusion is a core value and a part of their overall business strategy. The variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance are a foundation for GCM Grosvenor's continued success.The GCM Grosvenor Study Abroad Scholarship provides need-based aid to graduates of Chicago Public Schools, creating access to transformative overseas experiences where students grow and thrive, both personally and professionally. AMOUNT: Up to $5,000ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be accepted to and attend an IES Abroad standard program in the fall, spring, academic year or calendar yearApplicants must be undergraduates in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or universityApplicants must be a graduate of a Chicago Public SchoolApplicants must have demonstrated financial need
Named in honor of David Porter, who has served on the IES Abroad Board of Directors since 1995, this scholarship is open to students of diverse cultural backgrounds who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs.
AMOUNT: One (1) award given each term of up to $5,000 off the IES Abroad program fee.
Open to students who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. This group includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status.
Recipients must attend a private college or university that is a Member or Associate Member of the IES Abroad Consortium. In addition, your home school must have a policy of transferring at least 75% of institutional aid for study abroad.
The scholarship recipient will be required to present a brief written bio statement. Guidelines will be provided with notice of award.
Return Requirement: If awarded one of these scholarships, at the conclusion of the IES Abroad program you agree to submit a 1-page statement about your experience abroad, including how it has affected you personally, professionally, and academically and how this scholarship supported your endeavors. Once submitted, this statement becomes property of IES Abroad and excerpts may be used in any/all IES Abroad electronic and printed publications. Additional details and instructions will be emailed to you after your program ends.
Standard programs only. Customized programs are not eligible for IES Abroad financial aid.