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David Porter Need-Based Diversity Scholarship

Offered by Institute for the International Education of Students

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 10, 2023
2 awards worth up to


Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Do you belong to a group (race, sexuality, disability, etc.) that has been historically underrepresented on study abroad programs? Further, are you currently attending a university that is a member of the IES Abroad Consortium? If both apply, consider applying to the David Porter Need-Based Diversity Scholarship! The scholarship is offered biannually, with deadlines on May 1st and November 1st of each year. Each application cycle, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to two lucky applicants. In order to apply, students must apply to an IES Abroad Program and complete the connected application. The scholarship is offered by IES Abroad, an organization with a mission to “educate students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs.”

If you belong to a historically underrepresented group and dream of studying abroad, we encourage you to apply to the David Porter Need-Based Diversity Scholarship!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students attending IES Abroad Consortium schools who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented on study abroad programs. This includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements and apply to an eligible study abroad program.

Grade Level

College Students


Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

Other Category

Low Income, Disability, LGBTQ+, Veteran

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, current financial aid documentation, and the below application materials.


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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The David Porter Need-Based Diversity Scholarship winner will be announced: biannual.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Institute for the International Education of Students at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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