"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." ~ Mark Twain
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The Boren Awards Program for International Study - special programs for STEM majors
HACU has partnered with several study abroad providers to provide scholarships for students at HACU member institutions to participate in a number of programs around the world. In addition to the scholarship, a student can ordinarily apply federal financial aid (Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, and PLUS loan) toward this study abroad program.
HACU-Global Learning Semesters Program: Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars
Global Learning Semesters (GLS) will offer one student nominated from each HACU member institution a $1000 scholarship for eligible participants in one of their 35 study abroad opportunities. See http://www.studyabroadscholars.org for more information on their unique set of offerings.
HACU-AIFS Scholarship Program – Apply by March 15 for summer session, by April 15 for academic year/fall quarter/fall semester, or by October 1 for spring quarter/spring semester!
The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)-HACU program will provide scholarships of up to 50% of the full program fee to study at Richmond, the American International University in London, England. Students will gain work experience as part of a special internship program where they will be placed with an international company in their field of interest. The program is available during the summer and both fall and spring semesters. For additional information: call (800) 727-2437, ext. 5163 (toll-free), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HACU-IES Scholarship Program The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)-HACU program will provide five awards of $1,000 to HACU member institution students beginning the summer of 2010. Beginning with the fall semester of 2010, there will be one award of $2,500 each semester. IES is one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most reputable study abroad providers. IES Abroad is a growing Chicago-based, not-for-profit organization that enrolls more than 5,000 students annually. For additional information, contact Jenise Holloway at 800-995-2300 or email@example.com.
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