Hostelling International USA is offering fourteen $2,000 travel scholarships exclusively for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco students and residents.

The program is called the Explore the World Scholarship, and it is administered by the nonprofit organization Hostelling International USA (HI USA). HI USA is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships are for young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad.

The scholarship is open to individuals age 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip.  Also, eligible candidates must also meet specific financial need requirements. More information can be found at

To find out more contact: John Schilder (, Community Affairs Manager for HI USA

He will be on campus the following dates and times:

LANEY COLLEGE – Monday, February 25
Tabling in Student Center from 9am-12pm
Workshop in F-170C from 12pm-1pm (Register Here)

COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA – Tuesday, February 26
Tabling in Quad and Workshop in room F-109 from 12-1pm (Register Here)

BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE – Wednesday, February 27
Tabling next to welcome desk (TBD)