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Marion & Luis de Hoyos Endowed Scholarship

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.


Up to $2,000; awarded to 4-6 students each year


  • 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
  • Applicants must have documented financial need

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!