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Study Abroad & Special Scholarships

The 2014 National Leadership Grant Competition is now over. The 2015 competition will begin in November; please check back then for updates on scholarship availability and requirements. In the meantime, the information below for the 2014 competition may serve as a general (though not final) guideline for those who may want to apply for a scholarship through the 2015 competition.

Please click the links below to view the available scholarships. You may apply for multiple scholarships, but please be sure to read all eligibility guidelines and requirements for each scholarship for which you wish to apply.

Italian Language Scholarship | National Italian American Bar Association/Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship
Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue Study Abroad | Sons of Italy Foundation®/George L. Graziadio Scholarship

Italian Language Scholarship

Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Italian descent in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study for the fall 2014 term, majoring or minoring in Italian language studies at an accredited academic institution.

Deadline: The application deadline for the Italian Language Scholarship is February 28, 2014. (See additional details in the General Information section.)

Application & Requirements:

  1. Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and self-addressed, stamped, standard business-size envelope for acknowledgment.

  2. Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2013. (See additional details in the General Information section.) Submit high school and undergraduate transcripts.

  3. Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) taken during the past 5 years. Scores reported on official transcripts will usually fulfill this requirement. Note: When sending score reports from the College Board, use the Designated Institution (DI) code 7757 (Sons of Italy Foundation) for the SAT. For the ACT, use the code number 6866.

  4. Résumé: Submit a current résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors, especially as they relate to Italian language, culture and heritage.

  5. Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators.

  6. Essay: Submit a typewritten original essay of 500-750 words in Italian on why learning Italian is important in today's world and how you plan to use your Italian language degree.

  7. Processing Fee: A non-refundable $30 processing fee must accompany each application. (See additional details in the General Information section.)