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Top 23 Scholarships for Italian & Italian-American Students

Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

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Updated: April 4th, 2024

If you’re Italian or Italian-American and looking for scholarships to American universities, you’re in the right place. On this list you’ll find opportunities for students of the humanities, STEM, the social sciences, and more. And once you’re done checking out these Italian scholarships, be sure to find other opportunities you qualify for via our scholarships by category.

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

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Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Nick & Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship

Offered by Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

Multiple awards worth up to $6,500
Deadline Nov 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

The Nick & Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship annually awards up to $6,500 to multiple college sophomores and upperclassmen of Italian heritage who reside in Illinois.…Show More

The Nick & Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship annually awards up to $6,500 to multiple college sophomores and upperclassmen of Italian heritage who reside in Illinois.…Show More

The Nick & Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship annually awards up to $6,500 to multiple college sophomores and upperclassmen of Italian heritage who reside in Illinois. Preference will be given to those who (a) are pursuing a degree in music or education or (b) were orphaned or raised in a foster home. If you're a college student of Italian heritage from Illinois, and you are pursuing a degree in music or education or were orphaned or raised in a foster home, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading for more application details!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $6,500
Deadline Nov 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

2 awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian…Show More

The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian…Show More

The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian heritage). Applicants must be beginning a full-time accredited graduate studies program at a campus-based college or university in the United States. Documented and notarized proof may be requested by the selection committee if necessary. If you're a college student in the U.S. of Italian descent, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

2 awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Senior

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate…Show More

The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate…Show More

The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree and will be pursuing a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy degree, or an individual who is currently enrolled in an accredited medical school within the United States. The candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent and pursue their study within the upcoming academic year. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Senior
Get Started

Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

1 award worth $2,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship is open to United States citizens of Southern Italian descent, who have at least one parent originating…Show More

The Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship is open to United States citizens of Southern Italian descent, who have at least one parent originating…Show More

The Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship is open to United States citizens of Southern Italian descent, who have at least one parent originating from the regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Latium, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia, or Sicily. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited campus-based college or university in the United States, and pursuing a degree. In the event two equally qualified applicants are selected, the award will be evenly divided. If you're a college student in the U.S. of Southern Italian descent, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $2,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

4 awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, or Wisconsin? If so, the Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, they award $1,500 scholarships to multiple Italian-American high school seniors who are residing in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from an eligible state and will be attending an accredited campus-based college/university program in the United States full-time. Applicants may receive the scholarship for up to four years so long as they maintain renewal requirements. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

4 awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

4 awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, or Wisconsin? If so, the Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, they award $1,500 scholarships to multiple Italian-American high school seniors who are residing in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from an eligible state and will be attending an accredited campus-based college/university program in the United States full-time. Applicants may receive the scholarship for up to four years so long as they maintain renewal requirements. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

4 awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

2 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship will be granted to two students attending an accredited campus based college or university in the United States. The…Show More

The Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship will be granted to two students attending an accredited campus based college or university in the United States. The…Show More

The Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship will be granted to two students attending an accredited campus based college or university in the United States. The purpose of the Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship is to acknowledge the author of an exceptional essay or short story about a positive Italian American experience. The candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent, having at least one parent of Italian ancestry. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

1 award worth 1,250
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

Are you a full-time, undergraduate student of Italian descent pursuing an Engineering Degree in one of the following areas: electrical, mechanical, industrial, biomedical, chemical, manufacturing,…Show More

Are you a full-time, undergraduate student of Italian descent pursuing an Engineering Degree in one of the following areas: electrical, mechanical, industrial, biomedical, chemical, manufacturing,…Show More

Are you a full-time, undergraduate student of Italian descent pursuing an Engineering Degree in one of the following areas: electrical, mechanical, industrial, biomedical, chemical, manufacturing, aerospace, or computer? Further, do you reside in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, or Wisconsin? If so, the Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,250 to one undergraduate, Italian-American student pursuing a degree in an eligible engineering subfield. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth 1,250
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

William C. Davini Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

4 awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior of Italian heritage who is residing in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, or Wisconsin? If so, the William C. Davini Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, they award $1,500 scholarships to multiple Italian-American high school seniors who are residing in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from an eligible state and will be attending an accredited campus-based college/university program in the United States full-time. Applicants may receive the scholarship for up to four years so long as they maintain renewal requirements. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

4 awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Inserra Scholarships

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

2 awards worth $2,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Inserra Scholarships annually award $2,500 to two U.S. post-secondary students of Italian descent who are enrolled full-time in a campus-based college/university program (including graduate…Show More

The Inserra Scholarships annually award $2,500 to two U.S. post-secondary students of Italian descent who are enrolled full-time in a campus-based college/university program (including graduate…Show More

The Inserra Scholarships annually award $2,500 to two U.S. post-secondary students of Italian descent who are enrolled full-time in a campus-based college/university program (including graduate school) in the United States. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible. If you're a post-secondary student in the U.S. with Italian roots, we encourage you to apply. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth $2,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$2,000 No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

ICF First-Year College Scholarship

Offered by Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)

Multiple awards worth $400
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)

Are you a Roman Catholic high school senior of Italian descent who lives within the Roman Catholic Dioceses or where the Branches of Federation were…Show More

Are you a Roman Catholic high school senior of Italian descent who lives within the Roman Catholic Dioceses or where the Branches of Federation were…Show More

Are you a Roman Catholic high school senior of Italian descent who lives within the Roman Catholic Dioceses or where the Branches of Federation were established in California, Arizona, Illinois, or Nevada? Alternatively, are you a Roman Catholic high school senior with a parent, guardian, or grandparent who is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation? If either applies, you may be eligible for the ICF First-Year College Scholarship! In order to apply, you must submit an essay, transcript, and proof of enrollment at your soon-to-be university. If you win, the scholarship is automatically renewable, with the award amount increasing from $400 to $1,000 from freshman to senior year. If you fit the criteria and are looking for some help to pay off your college costs, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $400
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

NIAF Scholarship Program

Offered by National Italian American Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $12,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by National Italian American Foundation

Are you an Italian-American college student and a NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) member? If so, consider applying for the NIAF Scholarship Program! The program…Show More

Are you an Italian-American college student and a NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) member? If so, consider applying for the NIAF Scholarship Program! The program…Show More

Are you an Italian-American college student and a NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) member? If so, consider applying for the NIAF Scholarship Program! The program is open to NIAF members with at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy. The National Italian American Foundation is proud to offer this as well as a variety of other scholarships to recognize Italian American students' academic achievements. Currently, the NIAF is the largest organization that represents Italian American citizens living in the United States. The foundation is dedicated to serving the community by preserving the Italian American heritage and culture and promoting a stronger relationship between the United States and Italy. Every year, their NIAF Scholarship Program chooses multiple recipients to earn up to $12,000 to go towards tuition payments and university housing accommodations. If you are an Italian-American college student looking for a scholarship opportunity, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $12,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started
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