The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 academic and athletic scholarships for future or existing college students.
“With the high expenses of college, students should take advantage of every opportunity to offset the costs. I’m hopeful that students across Staten Island will apply for the awards. Nothing would make me more proud than to have our residents be selected to receive one of the scholarships.” said Senator Andrew Lanza.
Applicants will be judged based upon grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community, as well as individual financial need. Applicants need not be of Italian-American heritage to apply.
The deadline for filing is Monday, April 27th. Scholarships are scheduled to be awarded at the Conference’s Annual Legislative Conference Day in June.
The Conference is a bipartisan organization of New York State Assembly and Senate members who are actively involved in promoting and celebrating the state’s Italian-American community. The Conference mission is to work hard to elevate and highlight Italian-American contributions to the State of New York and beyond, in all aspects of society, including literature, the arts, architecture and politics.
Click here to link to the Senator Lanza’s website, where you can download both academic and athletic scholarship applications.