The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program General Category II

Scholarship Description

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. 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 be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:• Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall.• Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).• Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.• Fit into one of the two NIAF scholarship categories.• For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.No immediate family members of the NIAF Board of Directors, Regional Vice-Presidents, Area Coordinators or staff are eligible for NIAF scholarships.NIAF scholarships are highly competitive and awarded on the basis of academic performance, field of study, career objectives, and the potential, commitment, and abilities applicants have demonstrated that would enable them to make significant contributions to their chosen field of study. Some scholarships are awarded based on financial need.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 2000

Max Award: 12000

Deadline: 2018-03-05


Sponsoring Organization National Italian American Foundation
1860 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Contact Person:

Phone: (202) 387-0600

Fax: (202) 387-0800