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Basic Eligibility Criteria:

Students must fulfill all of the following prerequisites in order to apply for HIEP funding:
  • Must be a full-time IU Bloomington undergraduate student.
      (note: students do not have to be members of the Hutton Honors College to apply for HIEP funding)
  • Must have completed at least one full semester (12 credits) of graded undergraduate coursework at IU Bloomington.
  • Must have either a cumulative 3.40 GPA or a major GPA of 3.70 in their undergraduate coursework.
  • Must complete all travels before their official IU graduation date.
      (note: students can consult their advisor and/or the Registrar about pushing back their graduation date in order to be eligible for HIEP funding)

Please note that HIEP funding is made to individual students on a merit basis. It may not be used to provide blanket support for multiple students for any particular overseas experience or program.

Who is not eligible?

Students who fall into any of the categories listed below are not eligible to receive HIEP funding:

  • Students traveling to a country listed on the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning List are not eligible. EXCEPTION: These programs vetted and approved by OSAC (IU's Overseas Study Advisory Council).

  • Students who have previously received HIEP funding are not eligible. All HIEP awards are one-time-only.

  • Students with major IU scholarships that specifically include funding for an overseas study experience are not eligible. This includes students in the following:
      1) Robbins/Hutton Scholarship Fund recipients through LAMP (note: LAMP students cannot receive the HIEP Grant and the Robbins/Hutton Scholarship concurrently)
      2) Wells Scholars Program
      3) Kelley Scholars Program

  • Students with funding from the following scholarship programs are not eligible to receive HIEP funding during the academic year. However, they may apply for HIEP funding during summer term only:
      1) Cox Research Scholars Program
      2) Herbert Presidential Scholars Program

Not eligible?

If you are not eligible, consider applying for other grants offered through the Hutton Honors College and check out our Big List of Funding Opportunities.

Important notice regarding financial aid

Please note: If you are packaged with need-based federal financial aid (for example, Stafford loans, Pell Promise grants, 21st Century Scholars Covenant Award), and you receive one of the Hutton Honors College's grants, awards, scholarships, or prizes, your award from the Hutton Honors College may not be paid-out in the form of cash funds (i.e., as money paid into your Bursar account), but instead, may be used by IU's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to reduce your student loan burden. If your federal financial aid is sufficiently large, i.e., is close to or already meets your cost of attendance at Indiana University, you must contact OSFA (e-mail: to learn how your HIEP funding may impact your aid and to determine whether your cost of attendance budget can be adjusted accordingly. Also, please refer to OSFA for information regarding study abroad and financial aid.