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IIE American Passport Project

For Incoming Freshman only

Alcorn State University has been selected by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive an IIE America Passport Project grant that will enable 25 Alcorn State University first year domestic (U.S. citizen) students to obtain a U.S. passport and support their study abroad journeys.

The IIE American Passport Project grant is intended to promote diversity, inclusion, access, and equity in study abroad and to support the IIENetwork, IIE’s global membership network, in their efforts to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education. For students of limited means, studying abroad can require long-term planning and involve financial hurdles, like the cost of a passport, which could bar them from moving forward.

Through the IIE American Passport Project, IIE plans to have enabled 10,000 students to have passports by the end of this decade. Each year, IIE will help 1,000 college students obtain a U.S. passport by awarding funds to approximately 40 U.S. colleges and universities in the IIENetwork. Each institution will identify up to 25 of their first-year students, who are eligible for Pell grants. Eligibility is limited to first-year students to ensure that the students have ample time remaining in their college career and receive guidance from their advisors to map out a study abroad plan.

If you are interested in applying for this wonderful opportunity to have a Study Abroad experience supported by a free US passport and other resources for your education abroad, please click button below to fill out an application.

In order to be eligible, you must commit to do at least one semester of Study Abroad.

IIE American Passport Project Application Form

You can either download and print the application, then fill it out by hand and return the filled out application to the Office of Global Programs (ext 6533), or you can download the application, fill it out using the free Adobe Reader (see link below to get Adobe Reader), and save it to your computer. If you are able to SCAN a document, then print the filled-out document, sign it, and then SCAN the signed document and save it to your hard drive to obtain a digital signed application file. Then, you can then email the digital signed application document to globalprograms@alcorn.edu.

Deadline for Application submission is October 15, 2021.


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