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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 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.

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 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 
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 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.

Photo by Juli Petrillo

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2019 10/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Break 2020 12/01/2019 12/04/2019 TBA TBA
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed