Luis Alberto Ambroggio Scholarship
Based on the generous donation of Luis Alberto Ambroggio, the goal of this scholarship is to increase the opportunities for dedicated CUA students, particularly U.S. students of Hispanic heritage, to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of scholarships. Up to two $2,500 scholarships may be awarded annually.
Applicants must be CUA students in good academic and disciplinary standing who are applying to an affiliated study abroad program. There is no minimum GPA.
This scholarship is primarily intended for U.S. students of Hispanic heritage, and applications will be reviewed with that preference in mind. Nonetheless, exceptional students who are engaged in Hispanic Studies and actively support the Hispanic community, but who are not US citizens or who do not have Hispanic heritage themselves, may also apply.
Recipients of Tuition Exchange and Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance Benefits are not eligible.
A number of important factors are considered when evaluating scholarship applications. The main preference factors are as follows:
- Hispanic heritage
- Participation in a Hispanic-focused CUA degree or certificate program
- Study abroad program that promotes immersion in Hispanic culture
- Leadership and service within the Hispanic community
Academic Plan and Preparedness
- Development of an academic plan that includes study abroad
- Academic performance
- Application of skills or knowledge gained while abroad
- Facilitating education abroad growth among Hispanic students at Catholic University
Additional description and explanation of some of these preference factors are included in the scholarship application.
A key goal of the Luis Alberto Ambroggio Scholarship for Study Abroad is to promote study abroad among U.S. students of Hispanic heritage. Scholarship recipients, therefore, will be required to share their experiences in the following ways:
- CUAbroad Ask a Student profile
- Study abroad blog or social media takeover
- Study abroad outreach activity to the Hispanic student community
In addition, in acknowledgement of the Mr. Ambroggio's gift, at the end of their program, each scholarship recipient will be asked to write a letter to Mr. Ambroggio, updating him on their experiences and thanking him for his support.