Scholarships & Awards

Endowment Funds supporting French, Spanish or Italian Studies 

Endowed donor-funded scholarships supporting French studies

Sophie Kradjian Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Ara Kradjian

Established by Ara Kradjian in memory of his wife, Sophie, this scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed the second year of undergraduate education, majoring in French, with a strong concentration in literature, especially as preparation for graduate study in French literature. Selection of the recipients will be based on merit and financial need. An additional scholarship will be awarded to Italian majors when funding is available.

Endowed donor-funded scholarships supporting Spanish studies

Thomas and Rae O'Connor Scholarship
Dr. Thomas A. O'Connor and Mrs. Rae O'Connor

Established in 2005 by Dr. Thomas A. O'Connor and Mrs. Rae O'Connor. This scholarship will be awarded to a student participating in a study-abroad program through Binghamton University in Spain. First preference is given to a Harpur College undergraduate Spanish major or minor with academic achievement. Second preference is for a graduate student studying Spanish.

Rigo Mignani Memorial Scholarship in Spanish
Ms. Gerda Mignani +

Awarded to a junior or senior who is a declared Spanish major, or a sophomore who is expected to be a Spanish major. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher in Spanish classes.

Marjorie B. Turnbull Spanish Language and Culture Scholarship
Mr. William F. O'Brien +

Awarded to qualified students accepted into the study abroad program. Recipients will be selected based on appropriate Spanish language proficiency; interest in cultural exploration/understanding of Spain, or interest in cultural exploration and understanding of Spanish-speaking countries. Apply through the Office of International Programs.

Endowed donor-funded scholarships supporting Italian studies

Rigo Mignani Memorial Scholarship in Italian
Ms. Gerda Mignani +

Awarded to a junior or senior Italian major. Must have a minimum 3.3 GPA. May be used for travel to Italy.

Louis Magnotta Scholarship for Italian Studies
Retired employee of the Facilities Management Department

Established in 1996 by a retired employee of the Facilities Management Department, this scholarship is awarded annually with preference given to a student involved in Italian Studies, based on academic merit and financial need.

Endowed donor-funded awards supporting Italian studies

Dr. Aldo Bernardo Italian-American Memorial Award
Local Italian-American Group

Established by a local Italian-American group in honor of Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus Aldo S. Bernardo, first professor of Italian at Binghamton University. Award is given to a graduating senior majoring in Italian and to a graduate student doing advanced studies in the Italian Language, or such other advanced studies of Italian history or cultures.

Endowed donor-funded awards supporting a romance language and literature student

Cecil Bacheller Award for Excellence in Romance Languages and Literatures
Collective Donors

Presented to a graduating senior in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures with the highest academic record. Recipient determined by three faculty members of the department representing the three major Romance languages.