Somerville, MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
ItaliaRail, the experts on train travel to, from and around Italy, have announced the two winners of the ItaliaRail Study Abroad in Italy Scholarship. Justine Barker from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI and Taylor Hammeke of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, have been named recipients of the award for the Fall 2014 semester. Each student will receive $1,000 to be used on books, tuition and other expenses related to their studies in Italy.
Justine Barker will spend the semester studying through the International Studies program in Rome, while Taylor Hammeke has been accepted to the CIMBA Business Program in Paderno del Grappa, in the northern Veneto region of Italy. “I am extremely grateful and appreciative to be chosen, and think what you’re doing is awesome,” said Barker upon hearing she had been named as one of the recipients.
“With three times the number of applicants we received for our inaugural scholarship last spring, narrowing it down to two was tough,” said Mike Fuller, President and CEO of International Rail LLC, parent company of ItaliaRail. “We are excited to see so many excellent students dedicated to, and inspired by, participating in a study abroad program in Italy. And happy to help those in need of financial assistance realize their dream,” continued Fuller.
ItaliaRail established the scholarship to enable hard working and accomplished students, who may have some financial constraints, the opportunity to fund their study abroad experience in Italy.
Applications for the ItaliaRail Study Abroad in Italy Scholarship Spring 2015 will be accepted starting at the beginning of September 2014. Interested students should visit http://www.italiarail.com/scholarship to review the application and guidelines.
About ItaliaRail: ItaliaRail are the experts on Italy train tickets and passes. In cooperation with Trenitalia, Italy's only national railway, ItaliaRail provides a direct connection to Trenitalia's reservation system allowing rail travelers access to the most routes at the best prices. Travelers are able to book in multiple currencies and knowledgeable customer service agents are available to answer questions and give advice on train travel throughout Italy. ItaliaRail was launched in 2005 and is a division of International Rail, LLC.