Graduate Scholarships

Giovanni Cecchetti Graduate Award

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. R. Elizabeth Cecchetti, the Department of Italian announces the Giovanni Cecchetti Graduate Award.

Giovanni Cecchetti (1922-1998) was a distinguished professor who devoted his life to the teaching of Italian language and culture. He graduated Laureato in Lettere from the Universita di Firenze. In 1948 he began teaching at the University of California at Berkeley. He also taught at Tulane University in New Orleans and Stanford. In 1969 he came to teach at UCLA, where he taught for 29 years. Chair of the Italian Department from 1969 to 1977, Cecchetti specialized in the study of Dante as well as nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian literature. He received the Medaglia d’oro from the Italian Government in 1978 for his contributions to Italian culture.

An annual award of $3,000 will be awarded to one graduate student studying Italian literature. It may be used to fund dissertation research or any other research that the Department of Italian deems appropriate, and may be used in the United States or abroad.

To apply for the Giovanni Cecchetti Graduate Award, please send a letter to Professor Thomas Harrison, Chair, explaining briefly the nature of your research and where you plan to conduct the research. Please also include a brief curriculum vita. Deadline for applications is to be announced.

UCLA Graduate Scholarships

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