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SACI awards over $100,000 each term in scholarships. Below is a list of named scholarships, but there are many other scholarships available. If you are interested in applying for a SACI scholarship, simply check the appropriate box on the SACI online application form. See more Scholarship Information, or click on the titles below for information about each named scholarship.
$500 scholarships are available to students enrolled full time (two courses) during the Late Spring and Summer terms. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic merit. To be considered students must indicate in the online application an interest in applying for a scholarship, have an overall GPA of 3.3 or above, and submit a copy of the FAFSA report. Portfolios and Letters of Intent are not required for Late Spring and Summer program scholarship consideration.
The SACI Alumni Heritage Scholarship of $1,500 is awarded in the Fall and Spring term to the son or daughter of a SACI alum. Students must fulfill the same requirements as other SACI scholarship applicants. In addition, they must submit a statement indicating the name of the parent who attended SACI and the dates of his or her attendance. Applicants must submit all required materials by the scholarship deadlines (March 15 for the Fall Term, October 15 for the Spring Term). (Scholarship applicants who are not awarded the SACI Alumni Heritage Scholarship are automatically reviewed for other SACI scholarship awards.)
This scholarship is named after Gillian Tilbury, former wife of SACI founder Jules Maidoff. Gillian, deceased in 1984, was one of the key figures for SACI's birth. The Gillian Award is open to a female artist with demonstrated artistic achievement who will be attending in both the Fall and Spring terms. This award offers the unique opportunity to an aspiring fine artist to live and work in Florence, utilizing all the resources of SACI. The recipient receives a $3,000 tuition scholarship.
SACI is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2016 Gillian Award:
|Olivia Barreto, an undergraduate student from Skidmore College concentrating in photography.
|Dana Schwartz, an undergraduate student from Rowan University concentrating in photography.
SACI also congratulates the recipient of the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Gillian Award:
|Chanel Hackett, SACI MFA in Studio Art student (Barry University) concentrating in drawing.|
The Anna K. Meredith Scholarship is an award of $2,000 for undergraduate study in a Fall or Spring term.
SACI is pleased to announce 3 recipients of the Spring 2016 Anna K. Meredith Award:
|Francesca Kielb, is an undergraduate at the University of Michigan concentrating in drawing, video, and art history.|
|Maria Murray, is an undergraduate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) concentrating in 3D and installation.|
|Alma Pernas del Valle, is an undergraduate at the Ringling College of Art and Design concentrating in drawing and painting.|
The International Incentive Awards have been established by SACI to encourage participation in study abroad programs by members of traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial groups and other minority groups. Applicants should be either sophomores or juniors with a demonstrated ability in the studio arts and with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Up to two scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded for the Fall and Spring terms.
SACI is pleased to announce the recipient of the Spring 2016 International Incentive Award:
|Mary Gordon is an undergraduate at the Parsons New York concentrating in illustration.|
This scholarship was instituted by Clare Brett Smith, photographer, teacher, former board member of SACI, as well as founder of Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization that helps artisan women world wide to develop their skills and careers.The Clare Brett Smith Scholarship awards $1,000 per term to a student in photography.
Lele Cassin was a student of Fellini and former much loved teacher of documentary film at SACI. The Lele Cassin Scholarship, founded in his honor and loving memory, awards $1,000 per term to a student with ability in video production. Applicants should submit a short video (no longer than 15 minutes) of the applicant’s work.
SACI awarded 3 recipients for the Fall 2015 Lele Cassin Award:
||Deborah Bello, an undergraduate at the University of Southern California concentrating in 2D and animation.|
|Jasmin Choi, an undergraduate at the University of Southern California concentrating in 2D and animation.|
|Yoojin Seol, an undergraduate at the University of Southern California concentrating in 2D and animation.|
Two free roundtrip tickets to Florence are made possible by an anonymous donor for students who attend SACI in the Spring term. Valid only on SACI’s Spring term group flight from New York, these tickets are awarded as part of the SACI scholarship competition.