Scholarships & Grants
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 department also offers the Blankenburg Memorial Scholarship for Italian Studies.
French & Italian Study Abroad Scholarship
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 of $3000 will be awarded based on academic merit and the applicant’s essay. Although the award may be used during May Term or Summer, students applying to these short-term programs should explain in their essay why they are not able to apply for a semester-long program (i.e., requirements of another major, etc.) or why the specific program is better suited to their academic development.
The Aron M. Blankenburg Memorial Scholarship
The Aron M. Blankenburg Memorial Scholarship will provide $2,500 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.
More information about The Aron M. Blankenburg Memorial Scholarship.
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul Massimo Bonavita Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul Massimo Bonavita Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad covers program fees, housing, and airfare (up to $3,000) for 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 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.
The Marguerite Guinotte Memorial Travel Grant in French Studies
The Marguerite Guinotte Memorial Travel Grant in French Studies offers one award of $1,000 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.
More information about The Marguerite Guinotte Memorial Travel Grant in French Studies.
Learning Abroad Center Study Abroad Scholarships
See more scholarship opportunities listed on the Learning Abroad Center's website.