Scholarships support Italian culture in Louisville 

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville is pleased to offer two scholarships of $1,000 to assist deserving students to attend the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Inc. (KIIS) Italy Program in summer 2017. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university within the Louisville metropolitan area or contiguous counties, and must plan to remain in the area over the 2017­-18 academic year, when they are expected to participate in the ICI organization.

KIIS is a non­profit consortium of colleges and universities in Kentucky and surrounding states which offers faculty-­led, study­ abroad programs in non-­English speaking countries. KIIS is dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable programs for students from diverse backgrounds. They believe study abroad should be an integral part of any degree program, regardless of academic discipline, and should prepare students to be globally competent upon graduation.

After returning from the KIIS Italy program, recipients of the ICI scholarship will be expected to share their experience of Italy with the Louisville community and work to spread greater understanding of Italian culture. One scholarship recipient will serve on the Italian Cultural Institute's Board of Directors (attending board meetings once every other month and contributing to the board's initiatives to sustain and enhance the organization); the other will serve on the Events Committee (attending meetings about once a month and contributing to the planning and implementation of cultural programs).


PAST SCHOLARSHIPS 

ICI has previously awarded scholarships to individuals in this region who demonstrate the ability to bring us a better understanding of Italian art, history, literature, music, wine, food, or some other aspect of Italian culture. To date, ICI has awarded over $22,000 in scholarships and awards.

Previous Recipients:

  • Stella “Roxy” Lentz, awarded $3,000 to enroll in an intensive 2-week program  at Alchimia, a contemperary jewelry school in Florence, Italy.
  • Gaela Erwin, awarded $6,000 to undertake a Caravaggio research tour in Rome,  the first step in a two-year project, to result in a body of work for exhibit.
  • Benjamin Siegel, awarded $2,500 to enroll in an immersion language class in  Florence, and to further his studies of Dante, the subject of his college senior research thesis.
  • Paola De Marco, awarded $1,000 for the best design in the 2013 Carnevale costume design competition.
  • Chris Austerman, awarded $4,500 to attend the International School of Painting, Drawing  and Sculpture in Umbria.

  • Jordan Lanham, awarded $4,500 to attend the International School of Painting, Drawing  and Sculpture in Umbria.

  • Mitch Eckert, awarded $1,000 to support his film study of Italian gardens in Florence,  Pisato, and Rome.

  • Michael Goldsmith, awarded $500 for the best design in the 2014 Carnevale mask design compettion.

  • Raquel Masterson, awarded $100 for runner-up design in the 2014 Carnevale mask design competition.

  • Ashley Palmer, awarded $100 for rummer-up design in the 2014 Carnevale mask design competition.

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