Scholarships

Since our beginning SAI has provided more than $2 million in financial assistance to students. We are pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students each academic year, generously funded by the International Education Foundation, host universities, and by SAI itself. Many SAI scholarships are paired with volunteering, interning, or professional experience, granting students more opportunities to become involved in the local or study abroad community.

SAI scholarships are open to all SAI participants who meet the eligibility requirements. To be considered, applicants must:

  • Have already submitted a complete SAI program application, including the application fee, official transcript, personal statement and any other supplemental materials.
  • Be enrolled in a full-time program with SAI Signature Services, including SAI housing, and remain a full-time student while abroad. Custom/faculty-led programs are not eligible.
  • Adhere to the SAI Code of Conduct.
  • Currently attend a US university or college (except for the Non-U.S. Student Scholarship).

To apply, submit the following materials:

SAI scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic merit. Applicants are considered for all scholarships that apply to their enrollment and therefore do not have to specify a particular scholarship. A selection committee reviews applications that meet all criteria and requirements. SAI assumes no responsibility for procuring information and incomplete or late applications will not be eligible for consideration. Awards are announced 15 days after each application deadline. Scholarship funds are applied toward the student’s final payment.

Scholarship application deadlines:

Fall sessions: June 15
Spring sessions: November 1
Summer sessions: March 15

All materials must be received by 11:59pm Pacific Time on the application deadline.

Email: scholarships@saiprograms.com
Mail: SAI Programs, 7160 Keating Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA
Fax: (707) 824-0198

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Chiara Semester/Quarter Scholarships: up to 6 awards, $500 – $3,000 each
Recipients submit monthly blog posts.

Chiara Semester/Quarter First Generation Scholarship: 1 award, $300
Recipient must be a first generation college student. Recipients submit monthly blog posts.

Chiara Summer Session Scholarships: up to 3 awards, $300 – $500 each
Recipients submit monthly blog posts.

Non-U.S. Student Semester/Quarter Scholarships: up to 2 awards, $1,000 – $2,000 each
Recipient must be a non-U.S. student residing outside the U.S. Scholarship recipients submit monthly blog posts.

Service Learning Spring Semester/Quarter Scholarship: 1 award, $500
Recipients participate in service learning and submit monthly blog posts.

Florence University of the Arts (FUA)

  • Semester Fellowship: 1 award, $5,000 – recipients participate in 5 hours per week of internship in the SAI office on-site and submit monthly blog posts.
  • Semester/Quarter Scholarships: up to 5 awards, $1,000 – $2,500 each – recipients submit monthly blog posts.

Apicius and FUA Career Programs

  • Semester/Quarter Scholarships: 2 awards, $1,000 each – recipients submit monthly blog posts.

John Cabot University (JCU)

  • Semester Fellowship: 1 award, $5,500 – recipients participate in 5 hours per week of internship in the SAI office on site and submit monthly blog posts.
  • Semester Scholarships: up to 3 awards, $1,000 – $3,000 each – recipients submit monthly blog posts.

Italiaidea Institute

  • Summer Fellini Award: 1 award, $500 – recipients must be enrolled in 8 credits of language and participate in 8 hours of service learning or community involvement.

Sant’Anna Institute (SA)

  • Graphic Design Semester Fellowship: 1 award, $2,000 – for Graphic Design majors in Junior or Senior standing; submit one printed page with a sample of work. Recipients complete 5 hours of design work for the school, per week for the semester, and submit monthly blog posts.
  • Semester Scholarship: 1 award, $1,000 – recipients submit monthly blog posts.
  • Summer Scholarship: 1 award, $500 – recipients submit monthly blog posts.

Siena Italian Studies (SIS)

  • Semester Scholarships: up to 3 awards, $500 – $1,000 each – recipients submit monthly blog posts.
  • Summer Scholarship: 1 award, $500 – recipients submit monthly blog posts.

All Paris Programs 

  • Work-Study Semester: 1 award, $500 – recipients participate in 3 hours per week of internship in the SAI Paris office and submit one blog post.

All Barcelona Programs 

  • Work-Study Semester: 1 award, $500 – recipients participate in 3 hours per week of internship in the SAI Barcelona office and submit one blog post.

All London Programs 

  • Semester Scholarship: 1 award, $500 – recipients submit monthly blog posts and/or social media campaigns.

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA)

Domus Academy (DA)

About SAI

SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.