Dr. William Louis Gaines Need-Based History or International Relations Scholarship

Scholarship Information

  • Fall/Academic Year Deadline: May 1
  • Spring/Calendar Year Deadline: November 1

This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. William Louis Gaines, President of IES Abroad from 1974-1992. Dr. Gaines was dedicated to strengthening IES Abroad's academic framework, broadening the scope of IES Abroad locations, and securing the financial foundation of the organization.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: 

  • Enroll in a semester or full year IES Abroad program, with a preference given to full year students. 
  • Attend a member or associate member school of the IES Abroad Consortium. In addition, your school must transfer at least 75% of institutional aid for study abroad. 
  • Major in history or international relations. 
  • Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $30,000 or less.