Degree Seeking Scholarships and Financial Aid

Secchia Scholars Program at John Cabot University

The Secchia Family Foundation's Secchia Scholars program awards partial tuition scholarships each year to qualifying students. The types of Secchia Scholarships below are available to degree-seeking and/or study abroad students applying to JCU. Secchia Scholarships are awarded for one semester or one year (semester recipients may reapply for a second semester award).

Recipients are limited to one type of "Secchia Scholarship" per semester.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Norman R. Peterson Scholarship

Thanks to generosity of Ambassador and Mrs. Peter Secchia in memory of Mrs. Secchia's late father, Mr. Norman Peterson, the NIAF offers to undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students two scholarship of $5,000 every year. The recipient classifies as a "Secchia Scholar" and qualifies for an additional 15% discount off tuition fees.

This scholarship is open to you if you meet the following criteria:

  • Italian-American, U.S. based student
  • Originally from the Midwest
  • GPA requirement of 3.5

Recipients are selected by the National Italian-American Foundation, 1860 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, USA. Telephone: 202/387-0600 Fax: 202/387-0800.

The application deadline for the NIAF Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 1, 2019.

To submit and application visit the NIAF website.

Western Michigan "Secchia Scholars II" Scholarship

Up to five Secchia Scholar II Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate degree seeking and study abroad students every year for the amount of $3,500 during a regular semester. The recipient classifies as a "Secchia Scholar", and qualifies for an additional 15% discount off tuition fees.

This scholarship is open to you if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a resident of and voter in Western Michigan.
  • You are a student at JCU majoring in Business Administration or International Affairs.

Study abroad applicants must have declared one of the following majors at their home institution as their field of study: accounting, business administration, economics, managerial science (all areas), mathematics, computer science, engineering or fields of study related to business and/or economics.

Don Lubbers Scholarship at GVSU

This specific Secchia Scholar II Scholarship is dedicated exclusively to an undergraduate student from Grand Valley State University applying to John Cabot University as a degree-seeking student or as a study abroad student attending for one semester.

The application deadline for the Secchia Scholar II Scholarship for Fall 2019 is March 15, 2019; and for Spring 2020 is October 15, 2019

To download the Western Michigan "Secchia Scholars II" Scholarship application click here

Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFP) Scholarship

The UFP Inc. awards annually two scholarships for the amount of $10,000 (for two semesters) – to undergraduate degree seeking and study abroad students. Recipients are also eligible for a 15% reduction of the current JCU tuition fee.

This scholarship is open to you if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a family members of Universal Forest Products employees who have a minimum of 12 months' seniority. Children (biological or legally adopted) of full-time UFP employees (including those of any wholly owned subsidiary).
  • You must be under age 25 and have completed a minimum of one year of education at a two- or four-year college or university in the United States.

Note: Children of UFP Officers may apply but will not be considered for scholarship selection if there are more applicants than scholarships available.

The application deadline for the UFP Scholarship for Fall 2019 is June 1, 2019; for Spring 2020 is November 15, 2019; and for the Summer is March 1, 2019.

To download the Universal Forest Products (UFP) Secchia Scholarship application click here.

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSIA) Pietro Secchia Scholarship

The OSDIA Foundation awards every semester scholarships for the amount of $5,000 to Italian-American study abroad students studying at JCU for one semester (including summer sessions) or one academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit, financial need, and your desire to further your knowledge of Italian heritage. Preference will be given to students who live or study in the Midwest. The recipient classifies as a "Secchia Scholar", and qualifies for an additional 15% discount off tuition fees.

The scholarships are funded by the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Family Foundation, and recipients are selected by the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, 219 E Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, USA. 

The application deadline for the OSDIA Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 12, 2019.

To download the OSIA Pietro Secchia Scholarship application click here

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids Business Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship funded by the Economic Club of Grand Rapids was established in 2000 to provide scholarships to qualifying study abroad students from Western Michigan. The award amount is up to $2,000 annually.

Recipients are selected by the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, 220 Lyon Street NW, Suite 220, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA. Telephone: 616/454-1883 Fax: 616/454-5646 Email: [email protected]

The application deadline for the Grand Rapids Economic Club Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year is April 1, 2019.

To complete the Economic Club of Grand Rapids Business Study Abroad Scholarship application click here, or visit the Grand Rapid Foundation website.