Columbus Citizens Foundation has entered the annual application process of its acclaimed Scholarship Program. Since inception, the Foundation has been a proud supporter of Italian American education and culture and established its robust scholarship program with the overarching goal to increase educational opportunities for the next generation of I...

Thanks to the generosity of the Italian American community, the National Italian American Foundation has awarded over $10,000,000 in scholarships since its founding. NIAF administers nearly 200 scholarships annually, ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000 to Italian American students studying a wide variety of subjects. Check the available scholar...

The Cristoforo Columbo Fellowship is gifted to graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars pursuing research on Italian people and their communities of Butte, Montana. Fellowship awards of $500 -$3,000 s. Award funds are to be used for research support, including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. Awards are to be used for...

Several students were honored as Columbus Day Essay Contest winners after the Clark UNICO Italian-American Feast held in October. Winners included Makayla Pope a fifth grader at Frank K. Hehnly School,  Collen Sullivan a fifth grader at Valley Road School, Alesandra McFadden a seventh grader at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, and Christopher Warnick a...

What an Amazing Night! Viva La Panza, the premier fundraising and networking event of the Italian community, drew 450 men and women to Todaro’s Party Center on Wednesday October 28, 2021 for an evening of great food and comaraderie. The event downsized from 670 attendees to 450 was in recognition of Covid concerns. The celebration presented by the...

Sharon Sambito is honoring the extraordinary legacy of her late friend by organizing the Steve Ciccolini Tribute-Music Scholarship Fundraiser on Nov. 6 from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Leominster Elks Lodge, 134 North Main St., Leominster. The tribute will feature Ciccolini’s band, Double Vision, as well as music from his Coachmen band era and several musi...

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 nearly $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 15 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership G...

The city of Frontenac celebrates twenty-two years of bridging cultures, and celebrating their heritage. And they’re doing this at their annual, Festa Italiana. “There’s German food, Italian food, there’s more Italian food than anything, just because that’s the heritage of  Frontenac,” said President of the Frontenac Education Foundation, Ann Brown....

For the first time in its history, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has awarded college scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Three scholarships have been awarded in the fall 2021 semester.  Scholarship honorees include Francesco Bonvini, Franco Logozzo and Shannon Russo. Bonvni, who is from Parma in Northern Italy, is playing...

The Campiello Junior is the new prize created by the Fondazione Il Campiello, an award recognizing works of Italian fiction and poetry for children, not translated from another language, aimed at an audience of readers between the ages of 10 and 14. The Prize, created in collaboration with the Fondazione Pirelli, was conceived with the aim of promo...