Scholarships, Internships & Awards
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Scholarships & Internships
Italian Internships & Scholarships 2012-2013
The Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America offers the following Scholarships and Awards for the academic year 2012-2013:
The Coccia-Inserra & Inserra-Coccia Italian Student Internships
A highly proficient and motivated Italian Major to assist the Italian Language Program and Teacher Education Coordinators in various ways for seven hours per week. Duties include developing conversational materials and online resources for use in Italian courses, assisting with grading and other informal assessments, and engaging with students during and outside of class time using technological tools. Preference given, but not limited to, students in the Italian Teaching Certification Program and who possess strong technology skills. In specific cases, the intern may collaborate with a faculty member in Italian on a research project related to his/her future career goals. Please specify the internship for which you are applying.
Two internships will be awarded:
- The Coccia-Inserra Italian Student Internship for Fall 2012 ($1000)
- Inserra-Coccia International Italian Student Internship for Spring 2013 (duties include assistance with the organization of, and, if applicable, participation in the Montclair in Florence 2013 Program) ($1000)
The Saddle Brook UNICO Chapter Scholarships for Excellence in Italian Language
The Saddle Brook Chapter of UNICO, in conjunction with The Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and the Department of Spanish and Italian at Montclair State University, offers four awards of $250 for excellence in Italian language. MSU Amici Club membership is preferred, but not required.
The Maria Manzetti Memorial Scholarship
Coccia Foundation and the Manzetti family offer one $1000 award to students enrolling or enrolled in the MSU Italian Teacher Certification Program with the intention to teach Italian. Required 3.5 GPA in Italian language courses (3.5 Cumulative GPA preferred). MSU Amici Club membership is preferred, but not required.
The Passaic Valley UNICO Chapter Italian Studies Award for Study Abroad
The Passaic Valley UNICO Chapter offers one $1000 award to a student who will be participating in a study abroad program with an accredited institution, preferably the Montclair in Florence program. The recipient will be invited to receive the award during a Passaic Valley UNICO scholarship dinner.
The District 7 UNICO Italian Achievement and Study Abroad Award
The District 7 Chapter of UNICO offers one $1000 award or two $500 awards to a student (senior is preferred) who demonstrates high achievement in Italian or who will attend the Montclair in Florence Program in the Summer of 2013. The recipient(s) will be invited to receive the award during a District 7 UNICO scholarship dinner.
Note: Additional scholarships and awards may become available. (The Italian section and The Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America will notify students in the Italian program as soon as confirmation of new scholarships and awards is received.)
The Italian Scholarship Selection Committee
The Italian Scholarship Selection Committee, composed of Italian faculty, will establish the criteria for all awards, review applications, and select recipients.
The Scholarship Committee will choose the most suitable candidates for these awards by March 10. Results will be communicated to the awards recipients via email.
Dr. Andrea Dini, Scholarship Committee (Chair), Department of Spanish and Italian, Conrad Schmitt Hall 241F
Italian Scholarships and Awards Ceremony
Awards will be presented at the annual “Italian Scholarships and Awards Ceremony” on April 3, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Adelina Granito Ferraro Lounge, formerly known as the Courtyard Lounge, University Hall. Please note that all scholarship recipients are expected to attend the ceremony to thank our generous donors, who will present the awards to them personally.
Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation In the Teaching of Italian (K-12)
The Director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, Dr. Mary Ann Re, is delighted to announce that, recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have generously increased to $3,000 the monetary prize associated with the Teaching Award. These funds, which would be received by the recipient’s school, are to be used exclusively for the development and implementation of Italian language and cultural programming in the classroom of the K-12 teacher selected to receive this prestigious national award. The Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12) will be presented on October 18, 2013 during our sixth annual Teaching Italian Symposium-Workshops, the Coccia Institute’s signature professional development program for teachers of Italian, offered in collaboration with MSU’s Department of Spanish and Italian and the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies.
To review the process guidelines and to apply for the Coccia-Inserra Teaching Award (K-12), please go to: Coccia-Inserra Teaching Award. Feel free to contact the Coccia Institute’s Director, Dr. Mary Ann Re, with any questions you might have regarding the Award (908.655.4038 or email@example.com). Please note: the deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Applications may be submitted electronically or via hard copy.