Announcement of 2021 Scholarships
offered by the
Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
As we have done for the past thirty-five years, the Dante Alighieri Society of Denver, Colorado will be awarding scholarships to college students who are studying Italian language, culture, history or music in institutions in the Denver metropolitan area and in northeastern Colorado. These scholarships are to be used in approved study-abroad programs in Italy.
Applications are now available on-line at our website, www.dantealighieriofdenver.com where they can be filled and submitted electronically. Completed applications, along with all supporting documentation, must be received no later than April 3, 2021 to be considered for grants.
Applications will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee and winners will be notified on Saturday April 17, 2021. The values of the scholarships depend upon the number and the quality of the applicants. Grants will be awarded to the winners on Sunday May 2, 2021 at the Society’s annual Scholarship Luncheon.
Pamela P. Marcantonio
Scholarship Committee Co-Chair
Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
The updated applications are available now.
The Board of Directors of the Dante Alighieri Society of Denver wishes to thank the following individuals who generously contributed to the 2020 Scholarships as of April 30, 2020.
James & Irmhild Aurand
Scott Aurand & Rosanna Patrona-Aurand
Nicholas & Mary Brown
Dale Coski & Alice Fritz
Daniel & Barbara DiSalle
Gregory & Suzanne Fasing
Anna Maria Ferrari
Dr. John & Erin Giardino
Lee & Valerie Haines
James & Suzann Hermanski
Jeffrey Jensen & Cynthia Wolls
Michael & Marcy Kennelly
Dennis & Jane Kreischer
Gianfranco & Pamela Marcantonio
John & Helen Modlich
Steve & Char Modlich
Dr. John E. & Ami Sadler
Ted & Taube Springston
Vincent & Gay Taglialavore
Thomas & Connie Vervoorn
Leonard & Roberta Waldbaum
Steve & Sue Whitener
To these and anyone we may have inadvertently omitted, our sincere thanks for your generous contributions to the Scholarship Fund.
The Dante Board of Directors
2019 Academic and Music Scholarship recipients:
On Sunday May 5, the annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon took place at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. The nearly forty people in attendance enjoyed the opportunity to interact with our scholarship winners, a breathtaking violin performance from our music scholarship winner and a sumptuous meal. A heartfelt “Thank You” goes out to all who have contributed to the Dante Scholarship Fund. This most important part of the Society could not continue without your support.
2018 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PRESENTATION
Our scholarship winners for 2018 are the following: Gian Aurand, from Metropolitan State University, received the Giulio Marcantonio memorial scholarship and will be going to the University of Torino. Rebecca Leyva-Hernandez, from Metropolitan State University, will be studying at The Lorenzo de’ Medici International Institute in Florence, Italy. Seth Bixler, from the University of Colorado in Boulder, received the Vincent and Gay Taglialavore scholarship and will attend the Siena International Music Program. Grazie to chairpersons John Giardino and Rosanna Patrona-Aurand, and the scholarship committee.
2017 Academic and Music Scholarship recipients:
Pictured Left to right...
2016 Scholarship Winners
2016 Academic and Music Scholarship recipients
Pres. Veronica Goodrich, Scholarship Committee Chair Dr. John Giardino, Josephine Carochi (Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver), Ansel Rothstein-Dowden (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder), Jade Espina (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder), Scholarship Committee Accompanist Rosanna Patrona-Aurand, Kayla Nanto (Univ. of Northern Colorado), Preston Adams (Univ. of Northern Colorado)
2016 Vince and Gay Taglialavore Scholarship recipient
Vince and Gay Taglialavore with Ansel Rothstein-Dowden
2016 Giulio Marcantonio Scholarship recipient
Camilla Marcantonio with Josephine Carochi