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Music Scholarships

violinist unsplashThe Dante Alighieri Society of Denver established a scholarship program in 1985 to assist college students attending an institution in the Denver metropolitan area or in northeastern Colorado, in advancing their study of operatic and/or classical music through study-abroad programs in Italy. These are one-time, nonrenewable awards.

Deadline

All documentation as noted must be received no later than Saturday April 1, 2023.

Winners will be notified by Saturday April 15, 2023. Scholarships will be awarded at the Society's Annual Awards Luncheon on Sunday May 7th, 2023, (Location to be announced). Winners must be present to receive their award and will be required to perform at the Awards Luncheon.

Selection of Winners

Will be based on vocal or instrumental talent on operatic or classical music, academic performance (GPA), quality of study abroad program, non-academic activities and letters of recommendation.

To be awarded a scholarship

The student must be accepted in an established study-abroad program in Italy and successfully submit the following by Saturday April 1, 2023:

  1. The completed application form
  2. A one-page, typed essay about yourself and your goals indicating how this award will help further your appreciation of the Italian culture
  3. A detailed description of your study-abroad program as well as a letter of acceptance to the program
  4. A recent 15 minute audio or video recording (video preferred) that includes a work by an Italian composer.

The following items are required but must be submitted directly as indicated.

  1. An official college transcript, emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from an Italian language instructor, emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.