top left: Colosseum, Italy; top right: Neuschwanstein castle, bottom left: ceiling of the Church of All Saints, Russia; bottom right: Paris at night


There are many opportunities available for scholarships for all current and prospective students.  Scholarships are not always based upon financial aid, but rather on criteria such as major, academic excellence, and career plans.  Many scholarships often go unclaimed becuase people fail to apply for them.  We encourage you to apply for as many scholarships as possible. 

A number of scholarships are available to students in the Department of European Studies.The majority of SDSU scholarships are administered through the SDSU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Learn more about scholarships at SDSU.

SDSU Scholarships

  • Dorothy E. Knott Endowment Scholarship
  • Henri and Jeanne Ghilbert Scholarship (French only)
  • Gianangelo Vergani Italian Endowed Scholarship (Italian only)
  • College of Arts & Letters Scholarship
  • SDSU College of Arts and Letters Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarships 

Summer 2024 Volunteer Opportunity in Italy!

Summer Camps organized by the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in partnership with the Oratories of Lombardy, Italy – and for the first time – with the Istituto Scolastico P. G. Frassati, Seveso.

The registration for our Volunteer Opportunity in Italy is underway. We'd like to remind you that the program is intended for students aged 18-25 and they will be assigned to a parish where they will be working with children/teens aged 6-14. Each parish has different schedules and needs, so volunteers need to be at an Intermediate-mid level as they will be working with Italian camp counselors and campers. Some camps meet from 8:30-5:30 pm, others only in the morning with possible afternoon activities. We have no way to know this in advance, until the parishes inform us of their needs.

This year, for the very first time, we'll have few spots available in a private afterschool program where English is the language of instruction. For this opportunity, volunteers might be at a Novice-Low/Mid level, and able to express their daily needs to the family, but their activities as volunteers might be also done in English.

As always, volunteers are hosted for free by families living by the parishes and they will be only responsible for their flights and personal expenses. The program is 3-weeks (June 9 for mandatory orientation meeting-June 28).

Application deadline is February 18, 2024.

Learn more about this program.