ITALIAN STUDIES

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Italian Studies

The Luigi and Anita Traverso Endowment for Italian Studies

The Luigi and Anita Traverso Endowment has been created by Professor Emeritus Giancarlo Traverso to honor his and his brother Giuseppe's parents. It provides funding for scholarships to benefit SUNY New Paltz students interested in Italian Studies and for an annual lecture series open to the public. The endowment seeks to increase enrollment in the Italian Studies Program, to expand the program's service to the Hudson Valley community, to offer forums for discussion on the Italian and Italian-American experience and to help establish a major in Italian Studies.

The endowment supports:

  • The Luigi and Anita Traverso Italian Studies Lecture Series.
  • The Luigi and Anita Traverso Italian Studies Contract Major Scholarships, which will be awarded to the two best-qualified seniors majoring in Italian Studies at SUNY New Paltz. Each award will be $1,000.
  • The Luigi and Anita Traverso Italian Studies Minor Scholarships, which will be given to the two best-qualified seniors minoring in Italian Studies at SUNY New Paltz. Each award will be $500.
  • The Luigi and Anita Traverson Italian Studies Scholarships, which will be given to the two best-qualified sophomores who have completed the intermediate language sequence (59201 and 59202) and are taking an Italian course above 59202 at SUNY New Paltz. Each award will be $500.

If you would like more information, please contact the Coordinator of the Italian Studies Program.