Incentive for AP Italian Students. Initiative Follows ILF Funding of Workshops to Increase Ranks of Teachers of Italian

NEW YORK, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Italian Language Foundation today is announcing a financial award for students who score well on The College Board’s Advanced Placement Test in Italian Language and Culture, or AP Italian.  

The Dante Awards for Excellence are unrestricted and will be given to students who score a four or a five in the AP Italian exam, which will be given in May 2012.  The amounts of the award are $200.00 for students who score a five and $100.00 for those who score a four.   

“The Foundation’s Dante Award for Excellence will recognize significant achievement by students of Italian Language and Culture,” said Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., president of the ILF.  “It is an incentive for students to apply themselves to the study of a great language and culture at a time of globalization and increased cultural and commercial exchange between two great countries and during a period when governmental support of world language studies is under attack.”