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Lorraine K. Lawton Scholarship/Award

The Lorraine K. Lawton Award was established to honor her memory. She died in Iraq on July 10, 1991, during Desert Storm.

Deadline: April 1

Amount: Variable

Criteria for Eligibility:

A scholarship based on merit for undergraduate students with a major or minor in the Italian division of the School of Languages and Cultures and participating in a study abroad program in Italy. Student majoring or minoring in Italian Studies will be given preference. Students enrolled in Italian courses will be considered depending on the availability of funding.


An award based on merit to provide a stipend for non-domestic graduate students enrolled in the School of Languages and Cultures and/or in the Comparative Literature Program, to be awarded to recipients who are not otherwise financially supported by the University through an assistantship.

To Apply:

In addition to completing an application in ScholarshipUniverse, please submit a resumé, a copy of your transcripts, a letter of intent (explaining your goals and motivation for studying abroad in Italy), and a letter of recommendation via email to Prof. Elena Coda (