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 support a diverse group of institutions, including community colleges, HBCUs, HSIs, MSIs, liberal arts colleges and universities and those with a demonstrated commitment to diversifying study abroad participation. 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 the selected institutions and the institution 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 17, 2024.
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
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;
- 18 years of age or older;
- Enrolled at the awarded institution; and,
- Pell Grant eligible.
Priorities for consideration of nominated students include:
- First-year students and those for whom it is their first-time to receive an adult U.S. passport, and
- Students who identify with any of these historically marginalized or traditionally underrepresented student populations in study abroad: 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, and students who have never traveled abroad.