Penn State Scholarships


The International Studies Institute is 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 a number of scholarships in cooperation with the Office of Global Programs at Penn State University.  They include:


Global Leadership Scholarships

This scholarship has been created to assist under-represented students participate in study abroad. Recipients will become part of ISI’s Global Leadership Program. Allocation is based on merit and financial need. (Varies from $500 – $2,500)

Diversity Scholarships

Award for this grant vary funding relative to the student unmet financial needs to study abroad. (Varies from $500 – $2,500)

Marc & Lois Tartaglia Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to qualifying students with exceptional academic records that will most benefit from the financial reward and contribute positively to the Institute’s student body overseas. (Varies from $500 – $2,500)

The Directors’ Scholarships

Awarded at the discretion of the ISI Program Director and Associate Director of Education Abroad at Penn State to select recipients. Directors will consider the applicants’ academic records, co- and extra-curricular activities, and financial needs. (Varies from $500 – $2,500)


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 a grant or scholarship.
Students may also contact Ms. Jamie Weaver or visit the Office of Global programs in 419 Brouck Building and discuss your financial needs with the staff.