Maria Manetti Shrem Grants 2020 – CALL

Maria Manetti Shrem Grants

For AP Italian 2019/2020 Academic Year

Grants honoring Italian American Philanthropist Ms. Maria Manetti Shrem are available through the COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad), under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in San Francisco, to support students taking the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam, 2020.

As an effort to increase the number of AP Italian Language and Culture Exams, candidates can apply in the following territories: Northern California, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, and Oregon.

Who can apply?


  • Students (or their guardians if students are minors) preparing and taking for AP Italian Language and Culture Exam independently. (Application Form A – google form)
  • Italian Exchange students enrolled in junior or senior classes in local High Schools, preparing and taking for the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam. (Application Form A – google form)


  • Teachers in schools preparing students for the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam and wishing to acknowledge them with a monetary token. (Application Form B – google form)

What can the Grant be used for?

  • Incentive prizes for students with a high score (3 and above) at the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam ($100 for score 5, $80 for score 4, $50 for score 3). 

How do I know if I get the Grant?

A grant Review Committee with representatives from COMITES will review each application on a case-by-case basis.

What are the requirements to receive the grant?

Students commit to take the AP Italian Language and Culture exam on May 14, 2020 and send to the address the AP Exam score no later than 30 September 2020 to:

Francesca Morabito

Head of Commission for Language and Culture


How and when will I get the Grant?

Checks and/or money orders will be mailed to the recipients with a certificate of appreciation from the COMITES and the Consulate General of Italy starting mid-November 2020. All checks or money orders must be cashed by 31 December 2020.


What is the deadline for submitting my application?

All applications must be submitted through google form no later than 30 April 2020.

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