The following is a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for LGBTQ and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This list is not exhaustive. If you're aware of student scholarships that we don't have listed, tell us about them!
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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 in study abroad programs.
One (1) award is given each term of up to $5,000 off the IES Abroad program fee.
- Open to students who have been traditionally under-represented in 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 studying 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 the 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.
Since 2007, the Hampton Roads Pride Scholarship Program has assisted over 25 area students in attending the college, university, or trade school of their choosing. Scholarships are based on merit, academics, and community involvement. In the past nine years, the Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $60,000, with recipients being chosen by members of Hampton Roads Pride’s Scholarship Committee.