Scholarships & Grants

Department Scholarships 

A variety of different scholarships are available to undergraduate students in our programs. CLA provides scholarships to incoming and continuing students, and both the Learning Abroad Center and the Department of French & Italian offer numerous awards to support learning abroad

    The Aron M. Blankenburg Memorial Scholarship will provide a scholarship for a student in the College of Liberal Arts studying Italian language, culture, and literature. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of both financial need and academic merit.  

    Read more information about the history of the The Aron M. Blankenburg Memorial Scholarship.

    The Marguerite Guinotte Memorial Travel Grant in French Studies offers one award for students majoring or minoring in French or FRIT that may be used for expenses of French-related academic travel, research, or study abroad. The award will be given to a student completing a study abroad program or independent research trip of any length in a French-speaking country. 

    Read more information about the history of The Marguerite Guinotte Memorial Travel Grant in French Studies.

    The French & Italian Study Abroad Scholarship, for students majoring or minoring in French and/or Italian, will help with the expenses for a study abroad program of any length any time. A scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and the applicant’s essay. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3.

    The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul Massimo Bonavita Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad covers program fees, housing, and airfare or a student at the University of Minnesota majoring or minoring in Italian who will be enrolled in a study abroad program in Italy that involves at least 13 credits of coursework per semester. This scholarship may be used during the student’s junior year (Fall or Spring semester or both) or the Fall semester of the senior year. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.35 and are required to have completed at least 4 semesters of Italian before they begin their study abroad program. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic merit.

     

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