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.
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.
The Marion and Luis de Hoyos Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of the parents of IES Abroad Board Member, Debora de Hoyos. Marion and Luis de Hoyos traveled extensively for both business and pleasure, appreciating the people and their cultures with whom they interacted. Their daughter, Debora, learned from her parents' firsthand accounts of their travels and accompanied them on some of these excursions. She credits this early exposure as "opening (her) eyes to the world".
This named endowment was established by Debora and her spouse, Walter Carlson. Debora de Hoyos, as a partner of the law firm Mayer Brown, was the firm's first global client relationship partner overseeing client development activities. Her work has focused on lending and emerging market transactions. Walter Carlson is a partner with law firm Sidley Austin. Their three daughters have each enriched her educational experience by studying abroad.
AMOUNT: Up to $2,000
Applicants must be accepted to and attend an IES Abroad standard program in the fall, spring, academic year or calendar year
Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university
At the conclusion of the IES Abroad program, selected recipients agree to submit a one-page statement and photo about their experience abroad, including how it has affected them personally, professionally, and academically, and how it supported their endeavors. Once submitted, these items become 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 award recipients after the IES Abroad program end date.