Eternal City Tours partners with Eternal City Education NPO to provide Catholic Study Abroad Courses in Rome. Eternal City Education NPO is a non-profit organization. ECE NPO was established and registered in the US to provide scholarships for:
(i) students intending to undertake a Catholic educational program
(ii) students enrolled in any Eternal City Education Italian study abroad course program, deferring the cost of the course program.
We also accept donations to our scholarship programs.
At present, Eternal City Education Non-Profit offers four scholarships:
For Catholic Study
The Eternal City Education Scholarship
This scholarship is a merit based scholarship aimed at students studying a higher education Catholic study program. The scholarship award is $2,000.00. To be eligible for the award you must:
- Be a practising Catholic in good standing with a letter from your parish priest to that effect
- Be registered or accepted on a Catholic higher education program
- Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
- Submit an essay as part of their application of whatever length they feel appropriate on the topic of "Information & Truth in the 21st Century".
For Study Abroad Programs
The Victoria Scholarship
Is a merit based study abroad scholarship to be awarded to the top 3 students of every 30 student class and awarding students according to their program ranking. The Awards are as follows:
- 1st place 750$
- 2nd place 500$
- 3rd place 200$.
The scholarship money will be refunded to these top students at the programs end.
The S.P.Q.R. Scholarship
Is a needs based study abroad scholarship to be provided for students who come from a a household in which the net income is $50,000 to $35,000. These students are eligible for:
- $1000 award for the 14 day programs
- $2000 award for the 25 day program
- $4000 award for the 75 day program (Based on available funds)
Students from a net household income of $35,000 to $25,000 are eligible for:
- $1500 award for the 14 day programs
- $3500 award for the 25 day program
- $7000 award for the 75 day program (Based on available funds)
Students from a net household income of $25,000 or less are eligible for a full scholarship:
- $2600 award for the 14 day programs
- $4900 for the 25 day program
- $9900 for the 75 day program (Based on available Funds)
Students must still cover cost of round trip flight to and from Rome.
All scholarships awarded to students are contingent on acceptance, enrollment, and participation in the associated ECE program.
The Aquila Scholarship
The Aquila Scholarship is, like the S.P.Q.R scholarship, a needs based study abroad scholarship. This scholarship is for those students who have already received another full or partial scholarship to any of the Eternal City Education study abroad course programs, but are still unable to raise the money necessary to buy a round trip flight to Rome. The fund for the scholarship is provided in part by the money donated by various parties to our nonprofit Eternal City Education NPO and also by the charity and cooperation of several major airlines. Currently we are working with these airlines to secure the donation of flyer miles which may be used these to reduce, and ultimately defer, the cost of flights for ECE students in the future.
All scholarships awarded to students are contingent on acceptance, enrollment, and participation in the associated course program.
SPQR Scholarship funds are contingent on sufficient funds donated to ECE. Adjustments to the funds available for these scholarships will be made accordingly and the final amounts will be communicated directly to the prospective ECE students before any deadline dates.