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Other Scholarships


Other Scholarships

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has an education budget of about $1 million. The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer of 2012 for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.

General Category I:
Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.

General Category II:
Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

To apply for a 2012 NIAF scholarship, visit

The Order of the Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) offers scholarships to U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian American grandparent) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a four-year, accredited academic institution for the Fall 2012 term. Previous SIF scholarship recipients are not eligible.

To apply for a OSIA scholarship, visit