The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer 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.
Who is eligible to apply for the NIAF scholarships?
To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF.
Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2015.
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.
How much are the scholarships worth?
Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students.
When is the scholarship application due?
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thur, 2015.
You can find some FAQs about the NIAF here.
Buona fortuna a tutti i candidati!