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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden
Program Description:

Mexican Dancer

Luis Alberto Ambroggio Scholarship


LA Ambroggio,Photo by ARTuttle

Based on the generous donation of Luis Alberto Ambroggio, the goal of this scholarship is to increase the opportunities for dedicated Catholic University 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 Catholic University 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 students who are actively engaged in Hispanic life and who support the Hispanic community. Hispanic heritage is preferred, but not required.

Recipients of Tuition Exchange and Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance Benefits are not eligible.

Selection Criteria

A number of important factors are considered when evaluating scholarship applications.  The main preference factors are as follows:

Hispanic Focus
  • Hispanic heritage
  • Participation in a Hispanic-focused Catholic University degree or certificate program that bears academic credit
  • 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 
Giving Back
  • Application of skills or knowledge gained while abroad
  • Facilitating education abroad growth among Hispanic students at Catholic University
Financial Need

Additional description and explanation of some of these preference factors are included in the scholarship application.

Service Requirement

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 Dr. Ambroggio's gift, at the end of their program, each scholarship recipient will be asked to write a letter to Dr. Ambroggio, updating him on their experiences and thanking him for his support.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/01/2023
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Break 2024 12/01/2023
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2024 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2024 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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