College Scholarship Program

The Angela Ryan/UNISTRA Scholarships

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Founded by the Perugia Committee and the Universită per Stranieri in Perugia, the Angela Andrews Ryan scholarship is awarded annually to Grand Rapids area college students. Recipients spend one month studying the Italian language and culture. The scholarship includes a $2,000 cash award to assist with airfare and living expenses. The scholarship also includes one month of tuition at the Universită, world famous for teaching Italian language and culture.

Recipients of the scholarship have described the experience as “life-changing.” It has offered them the opportunity not only to immerse themselves in Italian language, history and life-style, but also to travel in Italy and make friends with other students from around the world.

2014 Recipient: Eden Driscoll – Read about Eden’s experience in Perugia




2013 Recipient: Sabrina Lee

Sabrina Lee

Read Sabrina Lee’s thank you letter and her blog post – Tongue Ties about her experience in Perugia

2012 Recipients: Angela Tramontelli and Mario Velazaquez

2010 Recipients: Ana Stutler and Kaylee Kruzan

2009 Recipients: Amy Provenzola and Quinn Harris

Applicants for the scholarship must submit an application, two (2) essays, resume, and two (2) letters of recommendation. Each year, the call for applicants begins in January. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015. Click here to download and complete the Perugia 2015 Scholarship Application or e-mail for any questions or additional information about the scholarship program. 

For more information on the 2015 scholarship please review the flyer attached below.

Perugia Scholarship Flyer 2015