UNITED STATES | NIAF Now Accepting Applications for Scholarships
(Washington, D.C. – December 20, 2021) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Over the past 45 years, NIAF’s Scholarship Program has grown to offer 22 different scholarships with various criteria, ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000, which constitute a portion of NIAF’s million-dollar annual giving. NIAF offers scholarships in the fields of Italian language and culture, medicine, engineering, business, law, music and other specialized fields.
“Italian Americans have always put education at the forefront of their values. The National Italian American Foundation is dedicated to supporting Italian American students as they pursue their educational pursuits and their dreams,” said NIAF Chairman Robert E. Carlucci.
“Since its founding, NIAF has put the success of young Italian Americans first through its robust scholarship program. Over the past decade alone, NIAF has awarded approximately $6 million and we remain committed to continuing investing in the next generation of Italian American leaders,” said NIAF’s Scholarships and Grants Committee Chair, Joe Gulino.
Scholarship applicants must be NIAF members or have a parent or guardian who is a member of the Foundation. Applicants must also be enrolled in or entering an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall of 2022. For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarships Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the applicant must have at least one ancestor who has emigrated from Italy; applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
Only online applications will be accepted. All requirements, including recommendation letters and other supporting documents, must be uploaded to the application by the deadline to be considered complete.
The application deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET). Scholarship recipients will be notified via email on Monday, May 2, 2022.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/. We also encourage applicants to read the FAQs about NIAF’s Scholarship Program at: www.niaf.org/about/frequently-asked-questions/.