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Every year the AMHS awards scholarships to two outstanding students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and a strong interest in Italian culture and the Italian language. As often happens, this year’s selection process was extremely challenging for the AMHS Scholarship Committee (Lucio D’Andrea, Peter Bell, Mark Lino, Ray LaVerghetta, Ro...

The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) is working closely with the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC) on the national rollout of an equitable, diverse and inclusive curriculum model that uses heritage as a guide to better educate U.S. students in both public and private schools. It is titled: The...

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO recently announced the winners of its two annual scholarship competitions. Seniors Ashley DeFrancesco (Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School) and Michael Minniti (Union Catholic High School) received the SP-F UNICO Brian Piccolo Scholarship - named after former NFL player Brian Piccolo, who in 1970 died of can...

Growing up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, an area with a vibrant Italian American community, Stephanie Longo first became intrigued by her heritage when she was five years old when her mother took her to Dino and Francesco’s restaurant in Clarks Summit, PA, which had a large map of Italy on their placemat.  While they were there, her mother, Ann Mar...

Last week at the West Orange High School Awards Night, the Orange/WestOrange Unico Chapter awarded eighteen (18) scholarships totaling $25,500 to West Orange High School seniors. Scholarship Chair Frank V Gonnella awarded scholarships to seniors in the areas of general academic excellence, science, engineering, culinary, music, business, VEI, the t...

Dear Members & Friends, The Filitalia International & Foundation is happy to announce that we are receiving applications for the 2022 Scholarship awards. The majority of scholarships are available for Filitalia chapter members only, but some specific scholarships are also for non-members. Please pass on the information attached to your fellow membe...

The Italian American Cultural and Heritage Society of Washington County awarded eight scholarships to graduating high school seniors. With this year’s awards, since 1992, the organization will have provided 233 scholarships to Washington County residents. The scholarships, $3,000 each, are awarded through application of criteria that includes a one...

NJMEP (New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program) has been expanding recently. The Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of ADM Tronics President and CEO Andre’ DiMino as the newest addition. DiMino becomes the 17th board member. His work and knowledge which made ADM Tronics a life sciences leader is invaluable to NJMEP and its Board. Di...

On May 5, the Embassy of Italy Washington hosted the final event of the Italy-USA Cooperation Project, which, during the 2021/2022 school year, involved on one hand the Parentucelli-Arzela' Institute of Higher Education in Sarzana (La Spezia) and, on the other, the Annapolis High School in Maryland. Three scholarships were awarded to deserving Ital...

The participants in the Catholic Studies Spring 2022 study abroad experience, Foundations of Christian Culture – Italy, returned from their travels a month ago and have settled in to successfully complete the semester. However, their time with them in Italy is still very much with them. Having returned to New Jersey on March 14, the students have h...

On the occasion of the 4th Italian Research Day in the world, the Italian Embassy in the United States hosted the event "Covid-19 Pandemic: Present and future challenges. Role of Science, Technology & Diplomacy in pandemic response and preparedness". The workshop, organized in collaboration with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, highlighted...

Call to Conference: Announcing a Conference for Italian-American Collegiate Educators in New Jersey. Hosted by The Italian-American Legal Defense and Higher Education Fund, The American-Italian Sociohistorical Association, AIAE - Association of Italian American Educators and The Italian American Museum of New York. The State of Italian American Aca...