Somerville, MA October 30, 2014
ItaliaRail, the experts on train travel to, from and around Italy, is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester. Students who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Italy can apply for the $1,000 award. Two recipients will be chosen.
Interested students should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at a recognized US university or college and currently be receiving financial aid, plus possess an overall dedication and enthusiasm for studying abroad in Italy. Applications can be found at www.italiarail.com/scholarship and will be accepted through November 15, 2014. Winners will be announced mid-December.
Recipients of the Fall 2014 scholarships are currently enjoying an incredible study abroad experience in Italy. Justine Barker from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI and Taylor Hammeke of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, each received $1,000 for books, tuition and other expenses related to their studies in Italy.
Justine Barker is studying through the International Studies program in Rome, while Taylor Hammeke is attending the CIMBA Business Program in Paderno del Grappa, in the northern Veneto region of Italy. “I am extremely grateful and appreciative to be chosen, and think what you’re doing is awesome,” said Barker upon hearing she had been named as one of the recipients.
“With three times the number of applicants we received for our inaugural scholarship last spring – we are glad to see our program building momentum” said Mike Fuller, CEO of InterRail LLC, parent company of ItaliaRail. “We are excited to choose two new awardees for Spring 2015 and to see so many excellent students dedicated to, and inspired by, participating in a study abroad program in Italy. ItaliaRail is pleased to help those in need of financial assistance realize their dream,” continued Fuller.
The Boston area based company awards two scholarships each semester to university/college undergraduate students who intend to study abroad in Italy. The scholarship program is ongoing. Application details for the Fall 2015 semester will be released closer to the date.
About ItaliaRail: ItaliaRail are the experts on Italy train tickets and passes. In cooperation with Trenitalia, Italy’s only national railway, ItaliaRail provides a direct connection to Trenitalia’s reservation system allowing rail travelers access to the most routes at the best prices. Travelers are able to book in multiple currencies and knowledgeable customer service agents are available to answer questions and give advice on train travel throughout Italy. ItaliaRail was launched in 2005 and is a division of InterRail, LLC.