Hostelling International USA (HI USA) presents an annual Travel Grant in the amount of $1,000 to an individual in the Greater Los Angeles area who is between the ages of 17 and 26 and just beginning his or her travel experiences in life. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.
The purpose of the Travel Grant is to assist recipients in adding an experiential learning component to a particular topic of interest for personal growth, academic studies, and/or career development. The applicant’s abilities to learn from his or her unique, real-world experiences and to share these experiences with HI USA members upon returning from the trip, play a large part in the selection process.
To be considered for the HI Travel Grant, applicants must submit a completed application, as well as a proposal outlining how he or she will illustrate what has been learned about other cultures. The proposal should also detail how the applicant will use these experiences to inspire others to travel and learn more about the world and its people. HI USA welcomes art, film, photography, and writing as appropriate mediums to convey these experiences.
Complete guidelines for the HI USA Travel Grant, as well as an official application, can be found at www.hiusa.org, or by calling 310-393-9913 x3104.