The Maria Pia Gratton International Award at the University of Illinois was established by the family and friends of Maria Pia Gratton. Pia passed away on October 31, 1995, at the age of 47. This award continues Pia’s memory with a living tribute to her life.
The Maria Pia Gratton International Award is intended to enable a female graduate student from outside the United States to have an academic and cultural experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois). Preference will be given to a student who has had a limited opportunity to travel outside of her home country.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply:
Applicants must either be:
- currently enrolled as graduate students at Illinois with at least one academic year (i.e., two semesters) of graduate school remaining beginning in Fall 2016; OR
- if not currently enrolled as graduate students at Illinois, applicants must be applying to begin graduate study at Illinois in Fall 2016.
Applicants must be international students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply and must be female (applications from male applicants will not be considered)
The application consists of three questionnaires, a letter of recommendation, and a student agreement. The first questionnaire asks for basic information about the applicant, the second questionnaire asks the applicant to respond to an essay prompt, and the third questionnaire asks the applicant to provide detailed financial information about funding sources. The letter of recommendation may be submitted online by an individual authorized by the applicant. The student agreement outlines the conditions of applying for the award and requires an electronic signature.
Scholarship applicants must complete and submit all of the questionnaires as well as the letter of recommendation and student agreement. Your application will be complete once you see check marks in each of the questionnaire and material boxes. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.
The deadline to apply for an award for Academic Year 2017-18 is Monday, February 15, 2017 at 11:59PM
More information is available here