Fall/Spring Semester Scholarship:
Students entering the Siena School Sustainability Track are eligible to apply for two possible entrance scholarships. Those who are able to demonstrate both outstanding academic achievement and financial need will be considered for the awards. Additionally, students who have field experience working within their home communities are encouraged to apply.
Scholarships are need-based and every student should apply following the regular application process. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to be considered.
The Siena School Sustainability Track scholarship program is designed to help exceptionally motivated and capable students find opportunities in the field of sustainability within the province of Siena.
Scholarship recipients will work collaboratively with experienced and talented faculty members from Italy and around the world. Instructional opportunities will provide students with hands-on learning experiences in the field of sustainability and food production. The Sustainability Track scholarship program was created to support students in need as they work towards their academic and personal goals, while forging meaningful connections within the community of Siena. Tuscan Food Communities and Sustainable Thought is a dynamic and extra-academic program where community work beyond the classroom is asset.
How to apply:
Scholarships are need-based. To apply for the scholarship, please visit our Semester Application page. Here students should complete the following information for consideration:
- Siena School for Liberal Arts application form including Personal Essay and Scholarship Essay;
- Study Abroad Advisor authorization;
- Faculty Recommendation;
- Health form;
- Official College Transcript;
- Financial Statement from your home institution's Financial Aid Office.
Scholarships are competitive and students should complete the Siena School for Liberal Arts application no later than November 1st for Spring semester or April 30th for Fall semester to be considered.
Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received, and candidates are encouraged to reply as soon as possible. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled full time at a U.S. college or university.
Awards will be made based on the following considerations:
- academic record at home institution (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to be considered);
- demonstrated financial need;
- recommendation from faculty member at home institution;
- consistency of proposed study in Siena with student's educational objectives at home institution;
- potential to enrich and be enriched by the intellectual and cultural opportunities available in the Siena community.