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    Top 27 Scholarships for Italian & Italian-American Students

    Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

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    Updated: July 1st, 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

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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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, 2025
    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 Jul 31, 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 Jul 31, 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

    BigFuture $40k Essay-Free Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Apply

    The Columbians College Scholarship

    Offered by The Columbians

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The Columbians

    Are you a college-bound high school senior from Bergen or Passaic County, New Jersey, with a demonstrated interest in Italian Heritage, Art, Music, or Culture?…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior from Bergen or Passaic County, New Jersey, with a demonstrated interest in Italian Heritage, Art, Music, or Culture?…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior from Bergen or Passaic County, New Jersey, with a demonstrated interest in Italian Heritage, Art, Music, or Culture? If so, consider applying for The Columbians College Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards between $1,000 and $5,000 each to multiple Bergen and Passaic County high school seniors with an interest in Italian heritage and culture. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit two short essays, a letter of recommendation, a transcript, their SAT/ACT score(s), and a copy of their FAFSA Submission Summary or their parent's IRS Form 1040. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    2 awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Senior
    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, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

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

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

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

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    1 award worth $2,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    4 awards worth $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 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 $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    4 awards worth $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College 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 Aug 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 Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    1 award worth 1,250
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    William C. Davini Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    4 awards worth $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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 Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen

    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 Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Inserra Scholarships

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    2 awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    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
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    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
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