Explore America Travel Scholarship

Website: HI USA


HI USA's Explore America program helps young Americans with demonstrated financial need kickstart their travel dreams. Your trip begins here. Your journey never ends.

Recipients are awarded a $1500 travel stipend and 4-7 free nights at a participating HI USA hostel of their choice.

Please note: The Explore the World Travel Scholarship is on hold. Please join our mailing list to get updates regarding the Explore the World scholarships.


Eligible applicants must:

  • be 18-30 years old
  • be a US citizen or permanent resident (including DACA recipients)
  • have a demonstrated financial need

Explore America awardees receive:

  • a $1500 travel stipend
  • 4-7 free overnights at select HI USA hostels across the country
  • free pre-travel workshops and planning assistance
  • a complimentary one-year HI USA membership
Contact Information

For more information: scholarships@hiusa.org