Applications open to Sons of Italy Foundation’s National Leadership Grants

Through the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), and hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA®) has awarded tens of millions of dollars in scholarships to date. Last year, students received a total of $130,000 in merit-based scholarships.

Eligibility is exclusively for individuals of Italian descent (U.S. citizens and Green Card holders with at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2023 term. Previous SIF scholarship winners are not eligible. Additional eligibility requirements may apply to specific scholarships.

The following general requirements apply to all scholarships: All requirements must be uploaded to the online application for each scholarship. Transcripts: For each scholarship, transcripts provided must be through the December 2022 term. All transcripts must be stamped by the institution. A $35 non-refundable processing fee is required with each scholarship application. The fee includes a one-year At-Large Membership to OSDIA, with all At-Large Membership benefits.

The deadline for all scholarships (unless otherwise noted) is February 28, 2023. All requirements for a given scholarship must be met or the application will not be considered. All scholarship materials and completed applications must be submitted online by February 28, 2023. No exceptions will be made. The SIF takes no responsibility for incomplete or late applications.

Applications are screened by education professionals. Final selection is made by OSDIA’s National Scholarship, Education, and Culture Committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2023. Monetary awards are presented directly to the student’s academic institutions in accordance with eligibility requirements.

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