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.
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.
Open to students who are currently attending an HBCU, a historically black college or university.
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded as follows:
$1,500 credit toward the IES Abroad program fee
$500 reimbursement toward the purchase of an overseas airline ticket for the IES Abroad program. After confirming your place in an IES Abroad fall, spring, academic year or calendar year program, you must present a valid, overseas airline itinerary in order to receive the $500 reimbursement. Please email itinerary to admissions@IESabroad.org. Reimbursement check will be mailed to the home address on file.
Consecutive term students will receive one $1,500 scholarhip plus one $500 airfare reimbursement.
Open to students who attend an HBCU that is a Member or Associate member of the IES Abroad consortium and that transfers at least 75% of home school aid to IES Abroad. Student must have applied to and attend an IES Abroad fall, spring, academic year or calendar year program.
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.
Standard programs only. Customized programs are not eligible for IES Abroad financial aid.