This scholarship fund was created in memory of Lauren Elizabeth Lund of Bemidji, Minnesota. Lauren studied in Tuscania through the API program at Lorenzo de’Medici (LdM) in the fall of 2015. Lauren's passion for learning, languages, wine, and coffee brought her to Tuscania. While there, she greatly enjoyed learning from the locals and the more relaxed lifestyle. In addition to her academics, Lauren's favorite experience in Italy was being immersed in the culture through time spent with her host family, including weekly dinners with her host family grandmothers. Lauren was known for her love of life, friendship, and dedication to others. In establishing this scholarship, Lauren's family would like to ensure that another student would be able to have an experience in Italy similar to Lauren's.
The Lauren Lund Memorial Scholarship will provide for full tuition for one API student each spring term.
*This scholarship is available to API Tuscania or Three-Cities spring program participants only. To be eligible for this API scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
● 3.0 GPA or above
● Accepted to the API Tuscania or Three-Cities program and/or have submitted a complete API program application on or before the scholarship application deadline
The API S.T.E.M. scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. In order to be be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics); show financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad.
The First Generation Scholarship supports students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. In order to be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university); show financial need.