Undergraduate Scholarships

Althea Caravacci-Reynolds Undergraduate Research Award

The Department of Italian is delighted to offer an undergraduate research awards in the amount of $1,500 to two Italian Majors or Double Majors. The award is offered annually by the family of the late Althea Caravacci-Reynolds.

Award 1 ($1,500) will be given for summer research. Deadline: applications due by
January 25, 2017. The award will be assigned in February 2017. Juniors and seniors may
apply but preference will be given to juniors. Applicants for this award must submit a
resume, including the names of two Italian faculty members as references, and a statement
not to exceed one page in length, explaining how the research award would enable them to
complete a clearly designed research project preferably over the summer, and preferably in
Italy. Applicants must possess a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The recipient must
use the award during the year in which it is awarded (2017), and must submit a research
paper not to exceed 10 pages in length double-spaced to the Italian undergraduate adviser
by the end of fall 2017 quarter, explaining how the award was used. The required application
material must be e-mailed by January 25th 2017 to Prof. Lucia Re re@humnet.ucla.edu

Award 2 ($1,500) will be given to the best 2017 Italian senior capstone thesis project.
Deadline: Applications or nomination are due by March 17, 2017. Faculty nominates
promising candidates for this award, or students may also self-nominate and apply by
sending a 1-page summary of their capstone project, their resumé and the name of their
capstone adviser to Prof. Lucia Re re@humnet.ucla.edu by no later than March 17, 2017. This
award will be assigned in May, after the spring senior capstone conference.

Professor Althea Caravacci-Reynolds (1916-1998) was a teacher of Italian language and culture in the UCLA Department of Italian for four decades. She served as the Director for the Education Abroad Program, Undergraduate Advisor, and a member of the UCLA Academic Senate and the Emeriti Committee. Her special interests were in methodology and Italian theatre, which she incorporated in her classes by regularly staging and producing Italian plays, using her students as actors. High school students and members of the community attended the stage productions, which were held at UCLA. Professor Reynolds received numerous awards for her dedicated work to enhance Italian culture and art in Southern California. They included a knighthood from the Italian government, a gold medal from the Italian Ministry of Fine Arts, a bronze medal from the Italian Ministry of Culture, and the title of Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica italiana.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a statement not to exceed one page in length, explaining how the research award would enable them to complete a clearly designed research project. Applicants must possess a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The recipient must use the award during the year in which it is awarded, and must submit a paper not to exceed 10 pages in length at the beginning of the following quarter, explaining how the award was used.

The award will be presented at a reception that will be attended by family members of Althea Caravacci-Reynolds and donors to the endowed fund.

For this year’s application, see: Caravacci-Reynolds-Announcement-2017

Submit application materials to Professor Lucia Re by January 25, 2017.