The application for the IIE American Passport Project is an institutional application, not an individual one. The application can only be submitted by one institutional representative.
IIE will select a diverse group of U.S.-based IIENetwork member universities and colleges – including community colleges, HBCUs, HSIs, MSIs, liberal arts colleges, and universities – with a demonstrated commitment to diversifying study abroad. Award recipients will be chosen by a competitive selection process, and selected institutions will submit nominated students for IIE’s review and approval. IIE will make grant payments to selected institutions that will be responsible for dispersing funds to students.
Institutional Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible to apply for the IIE American Passport Project, institutions must be:
- A U.S.-based college or university, and
- A current IIENetwork member in good standing as of January 31, 2023.
Interested students should contact their campus study abroad office to inform the institutional representative of this opportunity that could support their students.
Education associations and organizations are not eligible. Previous recipients of the IIE American Passport Project are not eligible at this time.
If you are not an IIENetwork member or are unsure of your membership status, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Nomination Eligibility Criteria
Selected institutions will identify and nominate students, who meet the following eligibility criteria, to receive the funding for their U.S. passport application fee.
- U.S. citizen;
- First-year student, 18 years of age or older, enrolled at the awarded institution;
- Pell grant eligible;
- and, Meets any of these diversity identity characteristics: racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+ students, gender diverse students, first-generation student (first in family to attend or graduate from a college or university), students with disabilities, students with demonstrated financial need, veterans, non-traditional age students, students who have never traveled abroad, or other historically marginalized or underrepresented identities in study abroad at the institution.