Boronda International Study Program

The Sylvano and Maria Boronda International Study Program  is a two-week study abroad program open to all who meet criteria.  Applicants need not be Hartnell students.  Students selected for the Boronda Program will study and travel under the direction of a Hartnell College instructor.  The scholarship includes paid expenses for air and ground transportation, lodging, meal allowance, and accident insurance.

This scholarship was established in 1985 taking students to Argentina, Guatemala, Japan, Hungary, Spain, Africa, and others.  In his will, Lester D. Boronda specified that the recipients are to be “Students of Unusual Promise in the Arts; namely, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Literature, Drama, Music, or Dance.” 

Recipients will enroll in a Hartnell course covering the culture, history, and arts of the region to be visited during the spring semester prior to the summer trip.  To apply, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrate an active interest in at least one of the arts by serious previous commitment, participation, or study
  • Be a resident in Monterey County from at least January 1 of the preceeding year
  • Be at least 18 years of age by May 1, of the trip year
  • Be eligible for a passport as required for international travel

Applications are available at the Hartnell College Foundation in room E-101 or by logging in to   

Completed applications must be turned in to the Hartnell College Foundation or postmarked by the due date.  The mailing address is Hartnell College Foundation, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901.  If you have any questions, call 831-755-6810.