Community News WHDC Updates

Free Domestic Travel Opportunity – Apply by Nov. 11th

November 6, 2018

Do you have a desire to travel but have never done so because of the expense involved? If you’re between 18 to 30 years old, then you may just have that opportunity. Hosteling International (HI) is offering a scholarship to three recipients from New York City’s five boroughs which will subsidize domestic travel expenses and lodging. The Explore America Scholarship application is open to those who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be 18 – 30 years of age
  2. Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (possess a green card) or DACA recipient
  3. Reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA is offering the Explore America Scholarship:
    – CA – San Francisco
    – DC – Washington
    – NY – New York City
    – MA – Boston
  4. Demonstrate financial need by meeting at least one of the following criteria:
    – Current Pell Grant recipient
    – 2017 income level that does not exceed 300% of the 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines
  5. Have a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through hosteling
  6. Plan to take a 4-10 day trip to select HI USA hostel(s) within the United States between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020

Please read the program details here. An Explore America application and two references are due by Sunday, November 11th so hurry!