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We are passionate about Italy, and we know you are, too!

ItaliaRail is committed to helping students study abroad in Italy — and immerse themselves in the country’s rich and dynamic culture.

The ItaliaRail Scholarship is open to those who have enrolled in their university's Study Abroad program in Italy.

We will be awarding 2 scholarships of $1,000 each, plus a 3-day Italy Rail Pass for each winner. Applications for the FALL 2016 semester must be submitted between Aug 15 –November 1, 2016. Winners will be chosen after the deadline for submission has ended, and those selected will be notified in mid-December 2016.

Use the form below to apply for this incredible opportunity. Please be as thorough as possible with your information in order to meet your eligibility requirements. Good luck!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at scholarships@italiarail.com

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The following documents may be uploaded as either PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODF format, or as a ZIP file.

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By submitting this application, you hereby agree to the terms and conditions outlined below:

Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in second or third year undergraduate education program at a recognized US university or college.
  • Must have been accepted and confirmed participation in Italy study abroad program (having paid deposit to hold place)
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Be on financial aid.
Requirements:
  • Fill out online application form on ItaliaRail.com
  • Provide copy of college transcripts
  • Submit Essay
  • Provide a Resume with at least one character reference
  • Provide Supporting Financial Aid Documents (any official document from your school's financial aid office, or the government, that you are receiving aid will suffice.).
Please note: Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Essay:

The essay should be as creative as possible and should be no more than 500 words covering the following:
  • Discuss the program you have been accepted to.
  • What do you expect to achieve from the experience?
  • Why are you a good candidate?
  • How does your study abroad program fit into your overall educational/career goals?
Selection Process:

The Selection Committee reviews all applications to determine the best overall applicants. The highest-rated students are selected as scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, educational/career objective, financial need, and overall experience objective.

Distribution of Scholarships:

All candidates who submit complete applications, including financial documentation, will be notified of their status.

Prior to payout, we will ask that a copy of your letter of acceptance to the study abroad program be sent via email to scholarships@italiarail.com.

Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the individual in the form of a check payable to the scholarship winner.

Cancelation or Withdrawal:

If at any time you cancel or withdrawal from the program. You must notify us immediately in writing. The following actions will take place.
1. A new winner will be chosen.
2. If the money has been sent out. You will be required to pay it back.
3. If the money has not been sent out. The check request will be cancelled.


If you are chosen as a recipient for this award and cannot be reached within two weeks of initial contact, the scholarship will be rescinded and awarded to another eligible applicant.