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Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Tuition & Travel Grant

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 Reimbursement check will be mailed to the home address on file.
  • Consecutive term students will receive one $1,500 scholarship 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.
  • For students on standard programs only. Students on Customized & Faculty-Led programs are not eligible for IES Abroad scholarships.



  • African-American Studies
  • History

Application Procedure:

IES Abroad's quick and easy aid application allows a student participating in an IES Abroad program to apply online for nearly all of our scholarship and aid opportunities at once.* You can apply at any time, even if you haven't yet started an IES Abroad application for admission, and we'll let you know your need-based aid status within five business days. Just make sure you meet the scholarship and aid application deadline for your term.

We have many different scholarship and aid opportunities and each one has its own eligibility requirements. Use the online aid application online to tell us a bit about yourself and upload the documents described below so we can determine every scholarship and aid possibility for which you are eligible.

Funds are limited, so apply early!