2017 Scholarship Recipients

For Students

For Italian Majors/Minors:

As of January 10, 2019,  the Spring 2019 list of scholarships is now available below and on the department webpage for all students of Italian. Please note that the deadline for the submission of the application is Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at midnight. The Italian program strongly encourages Italian majors, double majors and minors to take advantage of the scholarships offered below.  A special thank you to Dr. David Del Principe and Dr. Gina Miele, for their hard work through their service as heads of the Scholarship Committee.

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED ON CAMPUS THROUGH THE ITALIAN PROGRAM IN 2019-20

Italian Scholarship and Internship Application Spring 2019
Deadline: Feb. 3, 2019 at midnight.

*Award priority will be given to students who have declared or intend to declare the Italian major, double major, or minor. Students who intend to declare an Italian major or minor should submit the Italian Major/Minor Form to the committee at: delprinciped@montclair.edu and mieleg@montclair.edu. Unless otherwise noted, scholarships will be deposited directly to the recipient’s university account.

*Recipients of scholarships offered by the Italian Program and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures should plan to attend the Italian Awards Ceremony on campus, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Adelina Granito Ferraro Lounge on the first floor of University Hall, to accept the awards from donors. Family members are welcome to attend.

Columbian Foundation: one full scholarship ($2,000) or two partial scholarships (2 of $1,000).
The number and amount of the scholarships will be based on the nature of applications received.

Preference will be given to (in order):

  1. One student pursuing the teacher certification in Italian who is willing to provide assistance in the promotion of the early college summer course for high school students with visits to the high schools and participation in promotional activities on campus;
  2. For high school students regularly registered in the early college summer course;
  3. One student or two declaring a major or double major in Italian in Fall 2018.

The Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr. Memorial Intermediate Italian Scholarships (2 for $500)
For two students enrolled in an Italian class who demonstrate high academic achievement. Priority will be given to students at the intermediate level.

Coccia Foundation Award for Italian Major with Teacher Certification or Post-BA Certificate in Italian (1 for $1,000 or 2 for $500)
Awarded to students enrolled in the Italian Major with Teacher Certification Program or the Post-BA/Graduate Certificate in Italian (CRI) program who demonstrate high achievement in the Italian Program.

Italian American Club of Four Seasons of Great Notch Student Achievement Award (2 for $500)
Awarded to two students who demonstrate high achievement in Italian.

The Italian Program, in conjunction with the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, and the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies is pleased to announce two Italian Internships for the 2019-20 academic year.

  • Coccia-Inserra Italian Student Internship for Fall 2019 semester: 1 Internship, $1,000)
  • Inserra-Coccia International Italian Student Internship for Spring 2020 semester: 1 Internship, $1,000)

For each internship, we seek a motivated Italian Major enrolled in the 2019-20 academic year to assist the Director of the Coccia Institute and the Italian faculty for seven hours per week. Duties include assisting with planning Coccia Institute events (Teaching Italian Symposium in Fall 2019 and Italian Language and Culture Day and Italian Scholarship Award Ceremony in Spring 2020), assisting Italian Faculty with grading and other informal assessments, preparing materials for the Italian language program, and tutoring and engaging with students during and outside of class time using technological tools.

  • For the Fall 2019 internship, duties include assistance to the Chair of the annual Teaching Italian Symposium in late October 2019 at Montclair State. The intern may also collaborate with a faculty member in Italian on a research project related to his/her career goals.
  • For the Spring 2020 internship, duties include assistance with the organization of, Italian Language and Culture Day in mid March 2020 and The Italian Scholarship Ceremony in April 2020.

Payment for each internship will be awarded to the recipient at the end of the semester upon completion of duties. For payment information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Re at the Coccia Institute

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED ON CAMPUS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND LATINO STUDIES

Conrad Schmitt Scholarship (2 Undergraduate awards in Italian for $5,000; TBA in Spring 2019).
This scholarship is available to full-time prospective juniors and seniors majoring in Arabic, French, German or Italian. Preference will be given to a non-native speaker studying the foreign language as their second language. This scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.

Minimum cumulative GPA required: 3.0.
Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Applications should be left in hard copy only in Conrad Schmitt Hall 222 for Dr. Lois Oppenheim, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Online application and guidelines

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED OFF CAMPUS (local or national competitions)

UNICO National Scholarship Awards 2019-2020
The Italian American organization UNICO offers an array of scholarships every year through its own program. The selection process of these scholarships is run by the UNICO Foundation, and is separate from that of the scholarships offered on campus. Applicants are encouraged to visit UNICO for a list of the scholarships available and individual applications.

National Organization of Italian American Women (Deadline: February 15, 2019)
The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) offers targeted scholarships through its yearly program. The selection process for the scholarships listed below is run by the NOIAW, and is separate from that of the scholarships offered on our campus. For more information on the funding opportunities below (read specific requirements about citizenship and heritage), visit NOIAW.

NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) Scholarships (Deadline: March 1, 2019)
The program offers a wide array of scholarships to students who are NIAF members or whose parents or guardians are members. NIAF Scholarship Overview and Application

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED ON CAMPUS THROUGH THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT

The Margaret B. Holz Scholarship Program (approximately $500)
For undergraduate language majors studying abroad. Deadline: March 1, 2019. Guidelines and Application

Peter Balsamo Scholarship for Language and Heritage Study Abroad ($500-1,000)
Awarded to MSU student with financial need to study language and culture or heritage abroad. Deadline: March 1, 2019 (for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 study abroad). Balsamo Scholarship Guidelines

Anita Magistro Udell Scholarship for Language Majors ($1,000)
Awarded annually to a student majoring in a foreign language who is in financial need or identifies as an underrepresented minority. Deadline: March 1, 2019 (for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 study abroad). Udell Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarships for study abroad programs offered through the Office of International Engagement
Visit the Office of International Engagement’s website for a full list of funding opportunities. For information, contact Domenica Dominguez at the Office of International Engagement.

In bocca al lupo to all scholarship applicants!


The Spring 2018 list of scholarships is now available below and on the department webpage of the Italian program, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. The deadline for the submission of the application is Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at midnight. The Italian program strongly encourages Italian majors, double majors and minors to take advantage of the scholarships offered below.

Thanks to  Dr. David Del Principe and Dr. Gina Miele, for their service as the Scholarship Committee.

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED ON CAMPUS THROUGH THE ITALIAN PROGRAM IN 2017-18

Deadline: Feb. 4, 2018 at midnight. Scholarship Application Spring 2018

* Award priority will be given to students who have declared or intend to declare the Italian major, double major, or minor. Students who intend to declare an Italian major or minor should submit the major/minor declaration form to the committee at: delprinciped@montclair.edu and mieleg@montclair.edu. Unless otherwise noted, scholarships will be deposited directly to the recipient’s university account.

Columbian Foundation Scholarship ($2,000) or two partial scholarships ($1,000 each)

The number and amount of the scholarships will be based on the nature of applications received. Priority will be given to new majors in the program (transfer and high school students, and in particular those who attended the Early College summer course in 2017) and to majors pursuing interdisciplinary studies by combining fields such as business, nutrition, design, and art with Italian Studies. Candidates are required to have a declared major in Italian, but declared minors with the characteristics described above will be considered as well.

The Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr. Memorial Intermediate Italian Scholarships (two $500 scholarships).

For two students enrolled in an Italian class who demonstrate high academic achievement. Priority will be given to students at the intermediate level.

Italian Program Scholarship for High Achievement in Italian ($1,000)

The Italian Program awards one student enrolled in the 2017-18 academic year who demonstrates high achievement in Italian.

Coccia Foundation Award for Italian Major with Teacher Certification or Post-BA Certificate in Italian Student ($1,000 or two $500 scholarships)

Awarded to students enrolled in the Italian Major with Teacher Certification Program or the Post-BA/Graduate Certificate in Italian (CRI) program who demonstrate high achievement in the Italian Program.

Barbara Carbon Scholarship for Study Abroad in Italy ($1,000)

This Department of Spanish and Latino Studies and Department of Modern Languages and Literatures award is offered on an alternating basis to Spanish and Italian students and is next offered to an Italian student this year (2017-18). Awarded to a student enrolled in an Italian class who will attend the Summer in Perugia: “Made in Italy” Marketing, Media and Language Program in 2018 (or, alternatively, another university’s Study Abroad Program In Italy). 

Italian American Club of Four Seasons of Great Notch Student Achievement Award ($500)

Awarded to a student who demonstrates high achievement in Italian.

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED ON CAMPUS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES & THE DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND LATINO STUDIES

Conrad Schmitt Scholarship (two Undergraduate awards in Italian of $5,000; TBA in Spring 2018)

This scholarship is available to full-time prospective juniors and seniors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or Department of Spanish and Latino Studies. Preference will be given to a non-native speaker studying the foreign language as their second language. This scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.

Minimum cumulative GPA required: 3.0.

Deadline: 

Online application and guidelines

Eleanor Salmon Keyser Scholarship (TBA in Spring 2018)

Established in 1988, this scholarship fund offers one scholarship to a major in Italian each year (and one to a major in Spanish). Selection will be based on: academic achievement, excellence in writing and service to the university and community, as evidenced by the candidate’s GPA and two letters of recommendation from faculty members in the Italian section of the Department of Spanish and Italian that highlight service to the university and community as well as excellence in writing demonstrated by the student in term papers, essays or creative writings in Italian. The recipients will be chosen by the department chair and two or three faculty members.

Barbara Carbon Scholarship for Study Abroad in Italy ($1,000)

See information above under Scholarships offered through the Italian Program.

 

Scholarships Offered Off Campus (Local or National Competitions)

Passaic Valley UNICO Chapter Scholarship for Study Abroad ($1,000)

Deadline: February 17, 2018

Awarded to a student who is attending the Summer in Perugia: “Made in Italy” Marketing, Media and Language Program in 2018 (or, alternatively, another university’s Study Abroad Program In Italy). 

*This scholarship will be awarded directly to the recipient. Attendance at the awards ceremony organized by Passaic Valley UNICO Chapter (date/time TBA) is required. For application, contact Mr. Joseph Agresti (agresti@unico.org or agresti1@aol.com)

UNICO National Scholarship Awards 2016-2017

The Italian American organization UNICO offers an array of scholarships every year through its own program. The selection process of these scholarships is run by the UNICO Foundation, and is separate from that of the scholarships offered on campus. Applicants are encouraged to visit UNICO for a list of the scholarships available and individual applications.

 

National Organization of Italian American Women (Deadline: March 1, 2018)

The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) offers targeted scholarships through its yearly program. The selection process for the scholarships listed below is run by the NOIAW, and is separate from that of the scholarships offered on our campus. For more information on the funding opportunities below (read specific requirements about citizenship and heritage), visit NOIAW.

NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) Scholarships (DEADLINE: March 1, 2018)

The program offers a wide array of scholarships to students who are NIAF members or whose parents or guardians are members. See description and application form

Scholarships Offered Through the Office of International Engagement

The Margaret B. Holz Scholarship Program (approximately $500)

For undergraduate language majors studying abroad. Deadline: March 1, 2018. Holz Scholarship guidelines and application

Peter Balsamo Scholarship for Language and Heritage Study Abroad ($500-1,000)

Awarded to Montclair State student with financial need to study language and culture or heritage abroad. Deadline: March 1, 2018 (for Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 study abroad). Application available at: Balsamo Scholarship Guidelines

Anita Magistro Udell Scholarship for Language Majors ($1,000)

Awarded annually to a student majoring in a foreign language who is in financial need or identifies as an underrepresented minority. Deadline: March 1, 2018 (for Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 study abroad). Application available at: Udell Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarships for study abroad programs offered through the Office of International Engagement.

Study abroad funding opportunities

For information, contact Domenica Dominguez at the Office of International Engagement.

 

Assistantship Offered on Campus Through the Inserra Chair

Inserra Program assistant [for the full academic year].  For more information, see Inserra website or contact Inserra Chair, Dr. Teresa Fiore (fiorete@montclair.edu).

Important:  Please note that the deadline for all applications (electronic submissions only) is February 5, 2017 at midnight.  All applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, chaired by Dr. Andrea Dini, Associate Professor and Italian Language Coordinator, and Academic Director of the Montclair in Florence Program.