Scholarships for Italians

Being on the honor roll or the star quarterback aren't the only ways to qualify for a scholarship. Italian-Americans can be eligible for scholarships based on their ethnic background, too. There are many scholarships available to students of Italian descent and heritage. Some of these scholarships – many of which are awarded by cultural foundations and other nonprofit groups, such as churches – are open to students from all of minority groups, while others are available specifically to Italian-American students. Eligibility requirements may include having a minimum GPA – often ranging between 2.5 and 3.0 – and having financial need. Applicants may also need to write a personal statement and send in letters of recommendation. Are you ready to start exploring scholarships for students of Italian heritage? Start with our list below.

Showing 1-17 of 17 scholarships
View Details Sons of Italy Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 550
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Chelan, WA|Douglas, WA|Okanogan, WA|
  • School (College): |University|Two-year|Four-year|Trade School|College|Technical School|Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA|
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The Sons of Italy Scholarship is awarded to graduating senior from a Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county high school or a current, full-time Wenatchee Valley College student.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 5,000
  • 5 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (College): Attend |John Cabot University, Rome, IT|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from the Hon. Frank Guarini, CCF Board Member and Chair of John Cabot University's Board of Trustees to the Columbus Citizens Foundation. This program benefits transfer, degree-seeking or study abroad students planning to attend John Cabot University. Eligible applicants must be of Italian descent, at least 25% Italian and must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details General Scholarship Sons of Italy Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The General Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a 4year undergraduate program or a graduate program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens of Italian descent.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Institution|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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This scholarship was created Henry Salvatori, the late philanthropist and businessman to benefit high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate exceptionalleadership, understanding and respect for liberty, freedom and equality. THis scholarship is open to senior high school students planning to attend an undergraduate program at a four-year, accredited academic institution. Students must be U.S. citizens of Italian descent.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Illinois|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|Kendall, IL|Southern Kane, IL|
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The Italian-American Mutual Aid Society of Aurora, Illinois Scholarship is awarded to students of Italian descent attending a four-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Italian Language Scholarship Sons of Italy Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|
  • Career: |Italian Language (Minor)|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students who are in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study, majoring or minoring in Italian language studies at an accredited academic institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens of Italian descent.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 6,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (College): |Accredited U.S College or University|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college/university program in the United States as full-time students. To be eligible, applicants must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to support matriculated college students. Applicants must be of Italian heritage.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,250
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship is a $1,250 fund given to two successful applicants with an Italian heritage. The program sends the awardees to Italy to study. The applicants must be a full-time student in an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,250
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship is given to a sophomore, junior or senior student if an Italian heritage. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in engineering. The program provides a $1,250 fund.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,500 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (College): |Accredited U.S College or University|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Sergeant John Basilone to benefit students who are United States citizens of Italian heritage. Applicants must be initiating graduate studies, full-time, at an accredited college/university program in the United States.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|Law School|
  • Major: Study |Law|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students who are rising first, second or third year and enrolled in a law school program at an accredited academic institution.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Elementary School Grant Program Columbus Citizens Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Grades 1 to 8|
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The scholarship was established in 2003 by Richard J. Naclerio to provide financial assistance to students who are of Italian descent and entering grades k through 8.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details High School Scholarship Program Columbus Citizens Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Incoming High School Freshman|
  • Character Trait: Show |Community Involvement|
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Founded in 1994, the scholarship is available to students who are of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian) with a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher. Applicants must be 8th graders who will enter high school as a freshman in the Fall and must be from households where the total gross income does not exceed $20,000 per capita.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details College Scholarship Program Columbus Citizens Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Incoming College Freshman|
  • Character Trait: Show |Community Involvement|
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Founded in 1994, the scholarship is available to students who are of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian) with a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher. Applicants must be seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in the fall and must be from households where the total gross income does not exceed $20,000 per capita.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Incoming College Freshman|
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The scholarship program was established in 1984 to provide a four-year scholarship to outstanding students who are Italian descent and their total household income does not exceed $25,000.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Italian|
  • School (College): |Accredited Medical U.S. Medical School|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Benjamin Cottone to benefit students pursuing graduate education at an accredited medical school in the United States. To be eligible, students must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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