Undergraduate Study
Abroad Program

Other Funding Resources

In addition to applying for The Siena Art Institute's scholarship program and confirming that your current financial aid will transfer from you home university, we encourage you to explore additional scholarship resources. 

Because study-abroad is recognized to be an invaluable (and often expensive!) experience, there are numerous charity organizations with scholarship funds specifically designated to support students applying to study-abroad programs.  

The following list of other scholarship resources is by no means complete, but is meant to serve as a resource for you in your search for additional funding sources:

-A very helpful resource is the National Italian American Foundation's Scholarship Handbook, a free 48-page booklet that can be downloaded off the NIAF website: www.niaf.org/research/scholarship_handbook.asp
Abroad101 / CEA Global Education  http://www.studyabroad101.com/giveaway
Abroad101.com, which is the largest study abroad review website, has teamed up with CEA Global Education to promote international education by offering you a chance to earn a $5000 Scholarship! All you need to do is click on the link above that will direct you to the scholarship entry page. Then write a very brief description as to why you think you deserve the scholarship and how you would incorporate what you learned during your time abroad to your school or community after returning home. After that, use your social networking tools to get as many people to "Like' your entry. The entrant with the most Facebook "Likes" and the highest quality response will be a few thousand dollars closer to studying abroad! It's as simple as that. The deadline for this scholarship is February 15th, and the more time you have for people to "Like" your entry, the greater chance you'll have to win! 

The National Italian American Foundation Scholarships for Study Abroad
Information about scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.
The National Italian American Foundation
1860 Nineteenth St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
tel. (202) 530-5315

-American Association of Teachers of Italian
c/o Indiana University
Languages Department
Bloomington, IN 47401
Tel: (812) 337-2508

-American Educators of Italian Origin
1601 S. Heather Hill Road
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Tel: (213) 625-6356
Contact: Dr. LaVerne Ricchio

-American Youth Scholarship Foundation

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

-The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Award of
 $15,000 Canadian dollars for art students and emerging artist working in representational painting, drawing, printmaking, or sculpture.  

For further information contact:

-Filitalia National
1809 Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Tel: (215) 334-8882
Contact: Pasquale F. Nestico, M.D., President
Massimo Cocchi, Executive Director

-Giovanni Agnelli Foundation
P.O. Box 2766
Fairfax, VA 22031-0766

-Italian Catholic Federation Inc.
675 Hegenberger Rd. Suite 230
Oakland, CA 94621
Tel: 888.ICF.1924 / (510) 633.9058

-Italian Cultural Institute
1028 Hilgand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310) 443.3250
Contact: Lilian Palmieri

-Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Translation Prize Committee
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 879.4242

-Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Embassy of Italy
1601 Fuller Street, NW
Washington DC 20009-5699
(202) 328-5590

-Italo American National Union
129 North Broadway
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Contact: Pat Pavini

-Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Fellowship for graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or graduates of similar institutions majoring in the fields of art, architecture or music.

Application is competitive for two fellowships of $7,500 each and one or two fellowships of lesser amounts.  Funding can be used for study in the US or abroad. 

For further information contact:
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Committee
University of Illinois
College of Fine and Applied Arts 
608 East Lorado Taft Drive, #117
Champaign, IL 61820
tel. (217) 333-1661

-Leopold Schepp Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3000
New York, New York 10176-2597

-National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 651
Niles, OH 44446
Tel: (216) 757-2465 (home phone)
Contact: E. Gregory Tierno, President

-National Sculpture Society (NSS)
Young Sculptor Awards Competition
Awards ranging from $250 - $1,000 for US residents, age thirty-five or under.
• Five to ten 8" x 10" black and white photographs of sculptural work.
• Brief biography.

For further information contact:
National Sculpture Society
237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
tel. (212) 764-5645
fax (212) 545-0779

-Reservation Counter http://www.reservationcounter.com/scholarships/

-Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarships. These scholarships are for one academic year.
Eligibility: Those pursuing university studies must have completed at least two years of university course work when the scholarship begins. Applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary Club. Applicants whose native language is not that of their proposed study country must submit evidence of ability to read, write, and speak the host country's language. A language proficiency examination (determined by the foundation) is required. Most awards will not exceed $25,000 or its equivalent.

-Rotary Foundation Cultural Ambassador Scholarship
This scholarship is for either 3 or 6 months of cultural immersion and intensive language training. The 3-month scholarship is most appropriate for studying a language in which the applicant may be somewhat proficient. The 6-month scholarship may be more appropriate for studying a language that presents a unique challenge to the applicant.

Eligibility: Applicants pursuing university studies must have completed at least two years of university course work when the scholarship begins. All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary Club. Applicants are expected to have completed at least one year of college level course work or its equivalent of the language they plan to study.

For further information contact:
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

-Society of Italian Historical Studies
Department of History
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
Tel: (617) 552-3814
Contact: Alan J. Reinerman

-Sons of Italy Foundation
219 E. Street, NE
Washington DC 20002
Tel: (202) 547-2900
Contact: Michael Greto

The Worldstudio Foundation provides tuition scholarships and special awards to minority and economically disadvantaged students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Internet searches are by far the most common method of searching for scholarships.  Please be aware that there are numerous scholarship search websites with less-than-stellar reputations which require a fee for the use of their databases.  We advise that you steer clear of such websites.  For more information from the Federal Trade Commission about such scholarship website scams, visithttp://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams. Some sites for general scholarship searches (that do not charge fees) include:


Numerous scholarship guidebooks can be found at your local library, or purchased at bookstores.   Also explore the resources available in your home university's study-abroad office.  

An additional resource is the Students' Guide to Scholarships, Grants, and Funding Sources in International Education and Other Disciplines which provides a wealth of information.  Contact your study-abroad office to see if they own a hardcopy of this guide, or contact:
Charles Gliozzo
Office of International Studies and Programs, Rm. 4c
Center for International Studies and Programs
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824 USA

Your faculty at your home university can be an invaluable resource, and your instructors may be able to direct you to additional scholarship resources.  Make sure to ask them for any suggestions and guidance in your scholarship search.  

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