Gonzaga in Florence Scholarship

Up to $5,000 Scholarship Awarded during the semester chosen to Study Abroad at Gonzaga's Campus in Florence, Italy


In 1963 Gonzaga University opened a campus in Florence, Italy, and has been sending students to study in this remarkable city ever since. The program was designed to immerse students in Italian and European life and society, while maintaining progress toward their degree. Given the location, history, and opportunities that this program affords, the Gonzaga in Florence program uniquely educates the mind, body and spirit in the Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic traditions.

Benefactors of the Gonzaga in Florence program wish to make the experience accessible to all students who desire this distinctive study abroad experience. Awarding preference will be given to students with financial need, first-generation college students, students from underrepresented groups in the program, and to liberal arts majors.  

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the Application for Admission to Gonzaga University by February 1
  • Apply for the Gonzaga in Florence Scholarship as an incoming, first-year student (February 1st)
  • Demonstrate financial need indicated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) upon both applying to Gonzaga and the semester they choose to study abroad while attending Gonzaga.
  • To apply online, you must complete the scholarship application during this session. You will not have the ability to save your work. To help you speed the process, you may cut and paste your essay responses from a word document.

If awarded the scholarship, students will be admitted to the Gonzaga in Florence Program, but must maintain a cumulative GPA higher than 2.5 and be in good standing with Gonzaga’s Student Development Office, which gives approval to students studying abroad. Further, students will be asked to participate in a limited number of preparation activities prior to attending school in Florence. Finally, this scholarship is to be applied only to the Gonzaga in Florence Program.

Learn more about the Gonzaga in Florence program.

Postmarked deadline for completed applications is February 1.

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Part One: Applicant Information


Name * Degree & School

Name Degree & School
Part Two: Short Answer Question
Please answer both questions and limit your answers to 250 words or less for each question.:
1. What do you hope to accomplish by studying in Florence, Italy as part of your Gonzaga degree? How do you imagine the experience will enhance your degree from Gonzaga?
2. What discipline(s) do you intend to study in college? If undecided on a course of study, share why you are undecided.