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HACU Study Abroad Scholarship Programs

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.

The HACU-AIFS Scholarship is available for outstanding Hispanic students attending a HACU-member institution. Scholarships cover 50% of the AIFS all-inclusive program fee. Students must meet all standard AIFS eligibility requirements. Application, essay and other required documents must be submitted by March 1 for the summer session. April 15 for academic year/fall quarter/fall semester, and Sept. 15 for spring quarter/spring semester. Click here to download PDF Application form.

The HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship is available for first-generation college students and/or Pell Grant recipients that attend a Hispanic-Serving Institution that is a HACU-member institution. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000 per student to study abroad in one of 36 international cities. Application, essay and any other required documents must be submitted by May 1 for the Fall/Academic year and Oct. 25 for the spring calendar.


School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad offers an automatic $3,000 scholarship to any student from a HACU member institution that participates in SIT semester programs and $2,000 for a summer program. 

Automatic $5,000 scholarship for alumni of HACU member schools interested in the master’s degree programs of SIT Graduate Institute that takes place in both Vermont and Washington, DC.

Students may also be considered for SIT scholarships such as the Pell Match Grant and the HACU and HBCU scholarships if the student has additional financial need. 

 New Horizons Grant

SIT is offering New Horizons grants to students who participate in SIT’s summer and semester programs.  The amounts of the New Horizons grants are $1,500 for a new summer program and $2,500 for a new semester program. These are available to students who demonstrate any need and will be awarded in addition to other SIT awards - the Pell Grant Match and the SIT general scholarship fund.  Students should fill out the standard SIT financial aid application.

 Interested students should submit an application for the program in which they are interested at and complete the standard SIT scholarships process.


Website: and Semester at Sea are proud to offer four scholarships per voyage (Fall and Spring), which include a $5,000 tuition credit in addition to the cost of your flight. This scholarship is for members of the Diversity Abroad community - so sign up now if you haven’t already! Preference will be given to students from diverse backgrounds (African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Students with Disabilities, First Generation, Hispanic/Latino, Low-Income, LGBTQ, Native American, Multiracial). Visit the financial aid section of our website for more information about this scholarship!



Semester at Sea is committed to fostering a shipboard community inclusive of all identities. The foundation and primary focus of every SAS voyage is the diversity of people, perspectives, and places. A welcoming and inclusive shipboard culture will help facilitate a unified, compassionate community that is considerate of all people and perspectives, resulting in a collaborative and progressive experience for all throughout the voyage.

HACU Scholarship Eligibility: Open to any student enrolled full-time in an HSI/HACU-Member institution. Seeking applicants with demonstrated leadership and academic achievements.

  • $10,000 award offered on each fall and spring semester
  • The HACU Scholar is expected to video blog, post on social media and act as a representative of the Semester at Sea program throughout their voyage
  • HACU Scholars must serve as a Diversity Peer Mentor for one year after their voyage ends

Semester at Sea has provided a fee wavier code (HACUsetsailthat waives the $50 application fee. 



This scholarship ($1,500 - $10,000) is intended to help international students who study outside of the US. This aid is awarded based on academic achievement, leadership experience, and financial need. Students are asked how they will participate in the shipboard community in order to help bypass barriers between cultures and to facilitate a respectful and inclusive environment.