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Department of Languages & Literatures



Anna Maglione-Sie Endowment

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The Anna Maglione-Sie Endowment in Italian Culture at the University of Denver was created in 2008 through a major gift from the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation. The mission of the endowment is to promote Italian culture and the distinction of the Italian program at DU.

Initiatives of the endowment include: visiting scholars and symposia in the field of Italian studies, Italian faculty research and travel grants, and the opportunities listed below.

Anna Maglione-Sie Faculty Travel Grants

Travel grants of up to $3,000 each will be made to full-time AHSS faculty for research projects and creative production conducted in Italy. The awarding of these grants is in keeping with the intent of the donors (the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation) to strengthen and bring attention to DU faculty research, scholarship, and creative production in the field of Italian Studies. Grants may support faculty at all stages of their specific project as long as the funding includes travel to Italy. Priority will be given to support faculty travel.

Application Deadline: 10 March 2017

For more information, contact the Maglione-Sie chair:

Roberta Waldbaum
Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Professor of Italian Culture
Teaching Professor of Italian
Sturm Hall, Room 331
Phone: 303-871-2186


The Anna Maglione-Sie Scholarships – awarded to two undergraduate students majoring in Italian. The scholarships, which are based on academic merit and financial need, are worth up to half-tuition depending on students' other sources of merit and need-based aid.

The criteria for both undergraduate scholarships will be based on the following:

  • Students must be a declared Italian major;
  • Students must be in at least their second year of Italian studies when they apply;
  • Priority will be given to a junior for their senior year and in exceptional circumstances to an extraordinary sophomore during his or her junior year, with the possibility of renewal;
  • Students must be registered for a full course load of classes (12 – 18 hrs.);
  • Students must maintain an overall g.p.a of 3.0 and a 3.5 g.p.a. in Italian;
  • Students may receive the scholarship while studying abroad in an approved program in Italy.

Typically, applications are due in mid-April. To apply:

  1. Log in to PioneerWeb.
  2. Select the Student tab.
  3. Find the Financial Aid Information box.
  4. Click on the DU Departmental Scholarship Application link.
  5. Complete the universal application.

For more information about this scholarship, check the flyer and contact the Office of Financial Aid:

Financial Aid
University Hall, Room 255
Phone: 303-871-4020

Visiting Scholars

Flyer for Professor Clarissa Clo Lecture


Anna Maglione-Sie Travel Grants to Italy Reception 2018

Group Photo of Sie Travel Reception 2018