Participant must be Catholic and of Italian descent (or whose non-Italian parents or grandparents are members of the Federation), who maintains a GPA of at least 3.2. They must also enroll in an accredited college, junior college, or university after their graduation from high school. Students apply for the First Year Scholarship as a high school senior. If they win the $400, it is to be applied toward their first year of college. This is why winning students must enroll in an accredited college in order to receive the scholarship. Students must also live in the states of California, Nevada or Illinois where branches of the Italian Catholic Federation are established.
Year of Need: College Freshman,
Num Awards: Approximately 200
Min Award: 400
Max Award: Varies
Italian Catholic Federation, Inc.
675 Hegenberger Road Suite #110
Oakland, CA 94621
Contact Person: Scholarship Committee