According to the Mott Foundation website, “Few communities in the United States have more fully embraced the promise of the American Dream than that of Italian Americans. Their beginnings were humble: many first-generation Italian Americans left Italy with little more than the clothes on their back and a few possessions. Yet once they arrived, they worked long and hard, and made great sacrifices to improve their own lives and those of their children.
Today, only a few generations removed from the first struggling arrivals, the Italian American community has grown and prospered far beyond what its forebears could have dreamed possible.
Now the John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation (The Foundation) is working to give back to the region in Italy where its namesake was born, and from which he and his parents emigrated. The Foundation provides much-needed scholarships to deserving young people in the region of Calabria, the ancestral home of so many Italian Americans.”
Who is eligible to apply to apply for the Mott Foundation Scholarships?
Who can apply:
Who is not eligible to apply:
How much are the Mott Foundation Scholarships worth?
Scholarships for up to $10,000/year are awarded. Scholarships are awarded annually. Scholarship recipients must apply again each year and are eligible to receive awards each year for a total of four years. There is no guarantee of award for subsequent years, although preference will be given to recipients who take their educational opportunity seriously.
When is the deadline to apply for the Mott Foundation Scholarships?
The completed application must be submitted online by April 15, 2019, and all supporting documents must be received by April 25, 2019.
Best of luck to all applicants!