John Gearen Need-Based Dublin or Developing Regions Scholarship

Scholarship Information

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

John Gearen, a member of the IES Abroad Board of Directors for many years and past chair of the Board for six years, is a leading real estate attorney and Rhodes Scholar who is involved in numerous philanthropic causes. Mr. Gearen has generously established this scholarship to support students who have an interest in studying on an IES Abroad Center in a developing region of the world (Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, Ireland, Morocco, or South Africa). 

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: 

  • Enroll in a semester or full year IES Abroad program in Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, Ireland, Morocco, or South Africa (preference given to students studying in Ireland). 
  • 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. 
  • Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $30,000 or less.