We want to remove as many barriers to global service learning as possible!

ISL offers grants and scholarships to make it as easy as possible for you to learn and serve abroad! (Please note that grant/scholarship funds are not available for all programs, and we are not able to award more than one per person. Faculty-led programs in which participants submit program fees to their home institutions do not qualify. Contact info@islonline.org to see if your program qualifies). Learn more about other ways to help fund your program here.

Needs-Based Grant

For volunteers who need financial aid for their program.

Grant Amount: $100 – $500

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently registered for a program with ISL.
  • Applicant must complete the below application.
  • Application must be submitted 60 days prior to the program start date. Need will be assessed and grants awarded approximately 50-60 days before departure.
  • Award recipient will be notified via with award amount. Those who are not selected for an award will not be notified. Contact your Trip Coordinator with any questions.
  • Award recipient must submit photos and reflections to ISL within two weeks of program’s conclusion.

APPLY HERE

Program Leader Scholarship

For volunteers who plan to be group leader for a custom volunteer program. Only 1 leader per group. Not available for faculty-led programs. 

Scholarship Amount:

$300, group size 2-4

$700, group size 5-8

$1,000, group size 9-11

Full scholarship, group size 12+

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently registered for a program with ISL.
  • Applicant must complete the following application.
  • Application must be submitted 60 days prior to the program start date. Scholarships will be assessed and awarded 50 days before departure.
  • Applicant will be contacted via email to confirm Program Leader Scholarship.
  • Award recipient must submit photos and reflections to ISL within two weeks of program’s conclusion.

APPLY HERE

Media Scholarship

For volunteers who would like to contribute photos and videos or blog during their ISL program. Only 1 media scholarship per group.

Scholarship Amount: $200 – $800

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently registered for an ISL program.
  • Applicant must complete the below application.
  • Application must be submitted 60 days prior to the program start date. Scholarships will be awarded approximately 50-60 days before departure.
  • Award recipient will be notified via with award amount. Those who are not selected for an award will not be notified. Contact your Trip Coordinator with any questions.
  • Applicant must provide his/her own camera and equipment.
  • Award recipient must submit photos, video footage, and/or blog posts to ISL within four weeks of program’s conclusion.

APPLY HERE