Penn State Student Scholarships

scholarship_app copySpring Semester Scholarship

The International Studies Institute in Florence and Education Abroad at Penn State are committed to helping the next generation of graduates achieve their educational goals by assisting them in being able to afford the costs of studying abroad in Italy. To further their mission, the Institute is pleased to offer the Marc and Lois Tartaglia Memorial Scholarship.

Scholarship Provision
The scholarship offers a 50% semester program fees subsidy for ONE deserving student studying at ISI during the spring semester.

Application Requirements
To apply students must complete the Penn State application to study abroad at ISI Florence for a semester program. In their application they must indicate that they wish to be considered for the Tartaglia Memorial Scholarship and follow any additional application procedures indicated by the study abroad staff.

The Director and Associate Director of Education Abroad at Penn State will select the recipient of the scholarship. In selecting the recipient, the Directors will consider the applicants’ academic record and financial needs. It is the goal of the Study Abroad Office to award the scholarships to those deserving students who will most benefit from the financial reward, and contribute positively to the Institute’s student body overseas.

ISI Florence and Education Abroad at Penn State require all recipient(s) to make a personal pledge that in the future, should their means allow, they too will help to provide funds for deserving students to pursue their dream of studying abroad and reciprocate the assistance and generosity they received as a recipient of this award. Also, upon receipt of this scholarship the recipients are required to write an email or letter to the Donor of the scholarship in which they thank him for his generosity and describe their expectations as a participant in this particular study abroad program.

Program Fees Include:
Academic Program Tuition (12-18 credits), Pre-departure assistance, airport pick-up in Florence, 2-day orientation program with field trips, shared apartment housing and utilities including Wi-Fi Internet connection, beginning- and end-of-semester apartment sanitizing/cleaning, Semester Permit of Stay Fees (Permesso di Soggiorno), student services help desk, 24/7 emergency phone, Institute facilities use, farewell party (Fall & Spring terms only), ISI transcript.

Program Fees Do Not Include:
Meals, Airfare, Textbooks, Course Fees, Insurance, Optional Trips and Cultural Activities.