For 2023, there were two HISP application cycles. The first application, which was the only opportunity to apply for funding for travel during spring 2023, and was the first priority deadline for travel during Maymester and summer 2023, was due on November 2, 2022. Decisions for the first-round were issued in mid-December of 2022.
The second application cycle is the final chance to apply for funding for Maymester and summer 2023, and the only chance to apply for funding for fall 2023. Decisions for this second application will go out in mid-to-late February 2023.
The deadline for the second-round HISP application is Monday, January 23, 2023 at 12 p.m. (noon).
More about the Honors International Scholars Program
The Honors International Scholars Program (HISP) supports Honors students engaging in overseas opportunities by providing scholarships with an average range of $2,500 to $5,000. HISP funding can be used for traditional university-sponsored study abroad programs, university-to-university exchanges, language institutes, internships, and research and public service projects.
HISP awards are merit-based, taking into account GPA (minimum 3.5), quality of essays, and fit of the program to the student’s academic and professional goals. The amount of each award depends upon program costs, financial need, and funds available. Applicants must be in their second or third year of college at the time of application (based upon date of enrollment, not credit hours).
The majority of awards are earmarked for travel to Asia, Latin America, and Africa. A limited number of awards, however, can be granted for travel elsewhere, especially to students traveling abroad for the first time or demonstrating significant financial need. For some awards, preference is given to Terry College majors.
Factors to consider:
- The most competitive region is Western Europe; awards for Western Europe typically go to top-performing students traveling abroad for the first time, demonstrating significant financial need, or with particularly compelling reasons to complete the proposed program
- If you receive UGA’s Experiential Learning Scholarship to fund the same trip, your award amount may be reduced by Experiential Learning
- A student can only receive HISP funding one time
Evaluators will be reviewing applicants’ Honors Network profiles, so be sure to update them (including information related to travel-study, internships, research, activities, and awards)