OSIA Italian Language Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$15,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 28

Friday
Awarded By:

Order Sons of Italy in America

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately one award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a college junior or senior in the fall term following application.
  4. Must be of Italian descent.
  5. Must be majoring or minoring in Italian language studies at an accredited academic institution.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. college juniors and seniors who are of Italian descent and majoring or minoring in Italian language studies.

Application requirements for the OSIA Italian Language Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essay
  • SASE
  • Test scores
  • Resume
  • $35 processing fee
Additional Information: Applications are screened by education professionals and final selection is made by OSIA's National Education Committee. Scholarship winners only will be notified by May 1. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.

Award Amount: $5,000 to $25,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $15,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 28

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 28

Applications are available online on the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope; official transcripts from all institutions attended through December, high school and undergraduate (must be stamped by the institution and in a separate, sealed envelope); official results from all standardized tests taken in the last five years, if not reported on a transcript; a current resume outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service, and honors; two letters of recommendation from teachers, professors, or educational administrators; and a typewritten original essay of 500 to 750 words in Italian on why learning Italian is important in today's world and how he/she plans to use his/her Italian language degree. Please note: The student may apply for multiple OSIA scholarships using one application. However, a non-refundable processing fee of $35 must accompany the application for each scholarship for which the student wishes to be considered. This fee includes a one-year national at-large membership to the Order Sons of Italy in America and a subscription to Italian America magazine. The application and all required materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Amy Petrine
Address: Sons of Italy Foundation, Attn: National Leadership Grant Competition 219 E St., N.E. Washington, District of Columbia 20002

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