Scholarships

THE  ITALIAN  CULTURAL  HERITAGE  FOUNDATION  OF SANTA  BARBARA
SCHOLARSHIPS

University of California
Education Abroad Program

https://eap.ucsb.edu/finances/scholarships/ucsb-eap-grants/italian-cultural-heritage-foundation-santa-barbara

Scholarship to study at the Universita’ Luigi Bocconi of Milan, Italy
Established February 2017

Purpose:

The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara (ICHF) has established this scholarship to be available to students participating in the EAP Program to study at the Universita’ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi of Milan, Italy for a full year or for a semester. This scholarship is intended to provide support and encouragement to motivated students for studying abroad in Milan with Italian and international students at the prestigious University Luigi Bocconi, one of the leading European schools in business and economics.

​We chose Bocconi because it offers regular bi-lingual university courses (Italian and English) that focus on business, economics, and politics in a global context. We also like their degree programs in innovative areas that include courses in management of arts, culture, and communication and international institutions management.

Eligibility

Class Level:   Junior, Senior, Graduate

Language PrerequisitesEnrollment in Italian language courses at home campus encouraged.

GPA: .   3.20 or higher cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure

CRITERIA:  Award of this scholarship is based solely on academic achievement.

AWARD:  $2,500 for a full academic year; $1,250 for a semester.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student’s UC degree program.
  • Interest in Italy, its people and its culture.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.

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University of California
Education Abroad Program

Scholarship to study at the University of Bologna, Italy
Established April 2013

Purpose:

The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara (ICHFSB) has established this scholarship to be available to students participating in the EAP Program to study at the University of Bologna, Italy for a full year or for a semester. This scholarship is intended to provide support and encouragement to motivated students for studying abroad at the top-ranked University of Bologna with renowned faculty and an international student body.

The Bologna program offers regular university courses in most UC academic majors and instruction is in Italian. The semester begins with an intensive language program (ILP) intended to advance Italian language skills and prepare students for the academic culture of Italian universities. In particular, the University of Bologna has excellent opportunities for students in art history, communication, Italian, global studies, film studies, history, literature, philosophy, and political science.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements for participation in this program, including class level, language prerequisites, minimum qualifications and GPA are determined through UCEAP and built into the program application process.

As of March 2017, the eligibility requirements include:

Class Level:
Junior, Senior, Graduate

Language Prerequisites:
The University-level language requirement is:  minimum 1 year (3 quarters/2 semesters) with a minimum language GPA of 2.85; The program requires a minimum of 2 years University-level Italian and enrollment in the Summer Pre-ILP.

GPA:  2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure

Award:  $2,500

Scholarship Criteria (as determined by ICHFSB):

This scholarship will support EAP students exhibiting the following criteria:

  1. Participating in the University of Bologna program, be it a full academic year or semester long,
  2. Preference for Italian language study as a component of the curricula and,
  3. Recipient selected based on merit and should have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0;
  4. Should there be no qualified students for the Bologna program, UCSB EAP may propose to ICHFSB to award the scholarship to a qualified student accepted in a substitute study abroad program in Italy approximately equivalent to the program in Bologna.

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SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE

Scholarship – Study Abroad
Program

Established in March 2013

PURPOSE:
The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara
Scholarship for the Study Abroad Programs in Italy
The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara
established this scholarship to be available to students participating in SBCC’s Study Abroad Programs taking place primarily in Italy. The scholarship is intended to provide support and encouragement to motivated students in the study of the Italian language and of the achievements of historic and contemporary Italy.

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must carry at least twelve (1.2) units for semester-length
Study Abroad programs and six (6) units during intersession programs.
Recommendation of the Director of the Study Abroad Program is
required. Award of this scholarship is based solely on academic
achievement. Recipients must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Enrollment in Italian Language courses is encouraged. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

CRITERIA:
Award of this scholarship is based solely on academic achievement.

AWARD: 
One (1) award of $1,500 will be made annually.  Award funds may be used solely for expenses directly related to the Study Abroad Program.

SELECTION:
The selection committee shall be comprised of the Study Abroad Italy Program Director and the Study Abroad Program Director, with ultimate award decisions based on recommendation from the Program’s director. Selection shall include review of a standard
scholarship application, personal essay, and the program director’s recommendation.