Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara:
The Gabriella Geri-Schooley Scholarship For Excellence (
Established February 2017)


The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara (ICHF) has established this scholarship to be available to students participating in the EAP Program to study at the Universita’ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi of Milan, Italy for a full year or for a semester. This scholarship is intended to provide support and encouragement to motivated students for studying abroad in Milan with Italian and international students at the prestigious University Luigi Bocconi, one of the leading European schools in business and economics.

​We chose Bocconi because it offers regular bi-lingual university courses (Italian and English) that focus on business, economics, and politics in a global context. We also like their degree programs in innovative areas that include courses in management of arts, culture, and communication and international institutions management.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility requirements for participation in this program, including class level, language prerequisites, minimum qualifications and GPA are determined through UCEAP and built into the program application process.

Class Level:   Junior, Senior, Graduate

Language PrerequisitesEnrollment in Italian language courses at home campus encouraged.

GPA:  3.20 or higher cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure

ICHFSB Scholarship Criteria:  Award of this scholarship is based solely on academic achievement.

AWARD:  $2,500 for a full academic year; $1,250 for a semester.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student’s UC degree program.
  • Interest in Italy, its people and its culture.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.