Italian Language Scholarships
Earn a Degree that Can Be Used in Many Fields
Today the demand for multi-lingual professionals is high. In fact, once a staple of the university curriculum, language studies are now booming. A degree in Italian Language and Literature prepares an individual for careers as varied as sales representative or sales manager, translator or interpreter, or teacher; in sectors as disparate as religion and politics.
Scholarship ProgramsThe National Italian American Foundation
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) offers scholarship assistance to student majors or minors in Italian Language, Italian Studies, Italian American Studies or a related field of study. The scholarships are merit-based and range from $2,500 to $10,000. The scholarship funds are to be used toward tuition or room and board. All scholarships awarded are for a period of one academic year, but are renewable.University of Pittsburgh, Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
Individuals studying Italian Language and Literature who are planning on participating in the Pitt-in-Italy Summer Program for study abroad are eligible to apply for financial assistance. The Italian Summer Study Abroad Grant Competition program provides awards starting at $250 based on financial need and merit.Virginia Commonwealth University, School of World Studies
The VCU Summer-Study Abroad Program in Perugia, Italy, gives students the opportunity to get university credits in Italian Language and Literature while getting the benefit of learning in another country. Some need-based scholarships are available for those wishing to participate in this Program. The VCU Education Abroad Scholarship is available to those wishing to study abroad for one or two semesters during the summer months or during the regular school year. To be eligible, applicants must have completed a minimum of 48 hours of study at VCU. In addition, a GPA of 2.75 or higher is required. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi offers a $1,000 scholarship for study abroad.The University of Texas-Austin
Students attending UT-A who would like to study abroad will be pleased to learn that UT Austin is one of the schools participating in the Global Leaders Travel Scholarship Program, sponsored by American Airlines. The winner of the award will receive a round-trip airline ticket to the study abroad destination of his or her choice, including Italy, so long as it is directly served by American Airlines. Scholarships will be awarded for Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions each year.Bryn Mawr College
A six-week summer study program in the Italian language, culture, literature, and art is offered by Bryn Mawr College each year. Students of all majors, including Italian, are eligible to apply for admission to the program. Some scholarship assistance is available to those planning on studying abroad. Financial aid will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s academic achievements and demonstrated financial need. Application forms are available from the University. The deadline for applying for assistance is March 1.