The Sardinian Cultural Association (SCA) partners with other organisations to provide scholarships. To date SCA has partnered with Italian Australian Institute at La Trobe University (IAI) and Monash University.
Sardinian Cultural Association (Vic) Inc. (SCA) and Italian Australian Institute at La Trobe University (IAI) Scholarship
Established 2007 - Concluded 2012
A contribution of $6,000 per annum, that is $3,000 from both the SCA and the IAI, was generally made available to conduct an extensive academic Research into Sardinian presence in Victoria, particularly Melbourne and the history of the SCA. The information gathered was then released in the form of a contemporary Book, titled "Ajo In Australia - Let's Go To Australia".
These funds have been utilised to:
2012, Book Launch
Launch of the Book “Ajò in Australia – Let’s go to Australia”, published by the Grollo-Ruzzene Foundation via the IAI, documenting the results of the Research into Sardinian immigration in Victoria, particularly Melbourne and the history of the SCA. The launch was held in the "Conference Room" of COASIT's Italian Immigration Museum on the 20th. April, 2012.
The Book was launched by the Sardinian Historian in Melbourne for the occasion - Dott. Aldo Aledda, also present were the Author of the book - Mr. Pino Bosi, the Researcher of the Book's source material - Mr. Saverio Minutolo, representatives from the IAI, many SCA and COASIT Members and local media;
2010 - 2011, Pino Bosi
Write the Book based on the Research into the history of Sardinian immigration in Victoria, particularly Melbourne. The book includes a Preface, contributed by Sardinian Historian - Aldo Aledda and a general Prelude on the circumstances behind past Sardinian immigration (both in English) as well as individual family stories and the history of the SCA (both in Italian);
2008 - 2009: Saverio Minutolo
Extensively Research past Sardinian Immigration in Victoria, particularly Melbourne, by way of interviewing individuals and their families, the documentation of such stories, where permission granted, and the history of the SCA;
2007, Launch of Scholarship
Launch the Scholarship, designed to conduct an extensive academic Research into Sardinian immigration in Victoria, particularly Melbourne and the history of the SCA, with the results to be published in the form of at the time, yet to be named contemporary book.
The launch was held in the "Galli Room" of the Assisi Centre on the 7th. of July, 2007 and included representatives from the IAI, many SCA Members, the Italian Consul General of Melbourne accompanied by his spouse and local media.
Sardinian Cultural Association (Vic) Inc. (SCA) Travelling Scholarship at Monash University in Prato (MP)
Established 2001 - Concluded 2006
A contribution of $5,000 per annum by the SCA, made available to Post-Graduate or Under-Graduate students from Australia studying at MP, to undertake a Project with a Sardinian subject matter (e.g. research, arts, tourism, language, culture etc.) as a component of their existing studies. The student selected, based at MP, would travelled to Sardinia to research their Project and once completed was submitted to MP for assessment and approval, followed by a presentation made in person at the SCA's Annual General Meeting following the student's return to Australia.
These funds have been utilised to:
2006, Maria Zeiss
Research into the landscape and cultural complexity of Sardinia and Sicily, drawing and painting the landscape of the Southern Italian immigrant titled "Cross Cultures";
2005, Conference and Exhibition
Hold a Conference and Exhibition showcasing the experiences and works of past Scholarship winners, titled “Images of Sardinia Through Australian Eyes” held at the Italian Institute of Culture on 18 April, 2005
2004, Lucia Lancellotti
Undertake an archaeological research, including the reconstruction through computer simulations of the ancient landscape in south-west Sardinia known as the Bay of Oristano, from the Late Bronze Age (300BC) to the present time;
2003, Brenda Runnegar
Produce photographic and theme paintings of the contrasts between Sardinian ancient architectural structures and the Sardinian landscapes titled "Images of Sardinia";
2002, Kari Henriksen
Produce wide ranging theme paintings of the Sardinian land and seascape titled "Light, Water and Air";
2001, Alison Close
Conduct a study into the experiences of Sardinian migrant women in Melbourne, as well as withtheir families in Sardinia, documented in the form of a thesis titled "Remembered Places Are Ethnic Territory, Conversations With Sardinian Migrant Women".