Hostelling International is recruiting applicants for our Explore America Scholarship, which includes a $500 travel stipend and 5 to 10 overnights at our HI USA hostels. We will be awarding two Explore America scholarships to individuals in the Austin area.
About Hostelling International USA:
Hostelling International USA is a 501c3 nonprofit and is founded on the enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places and the world around.
We have close to 60 hostels in our US network. All hostels meet our quality standards and are as varied in their looks as in their locations. Some are in modern, multi-story buildings and historic buildings that have been totally renovated. You can stay in a lighthouse on the California coast or a hostel in the heart of San Fran, Chicago and New York to name a few. Or swim in the pool at our HI Houston hostel. We also offer unique hostel activities so that guests have opportunities to get to know one another, as well as explore the local community together.
About the Scholarship:
This scholarship is a great opportunity for experiencing travel in the United States. We are looking for applicants who have not had a lot of exposure to travel so that they can experience the joys of travel and find out what hostelling is all about. Austin (and surrounding area) residents between the ages of 18-30 who have a passion for travel are eligible.
A flyer and social media image for the Explore America Scholarship is attached. The application deadline is January 15, 2016. Recipients will have six months to use scholarship.
For more information about these programs and to apply online, visit: www.hiusa.org/scholarships