Six university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Giovanni Iaboni of Bethany, Ct., Jade Bonacolta of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Angela Capranzano of Glendale, N.Y., Daniel Graziano of Amawalk, N.Y., Paul Lindseth of New York, N.Y., and Samuel Pellegrino C...

Patrick L. Gilkey, a Lincoln High senior has been awarded a 2015 Corona D'Italia $500.00 scholarship. This award is given to a child or grandchild of an active member of the Corona D'Italia Lodge #807 or Sons of Italy #607 who attain the scholastic record and involvement in school activities as required.   The grandson of member Mary Jane Fo...

PESCOSOLIDO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, Inc. for the TWENTIETH year, will award scholarships for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in ITALY.   Interested and qualified students who may wish to participate in this learning experience are invited to apply. This year, the Applications for the scholarship can be foun...

Acting in accordance with Elsa Geiger Ariè's bequest commemorating her father, the Giorgio Cini Foundation has announced the "Premio letterario Benno Geiger per la traduzione poetica" (The Benno Geiger Poetry Translation Prize), to be awarded for an Italian translation of a work of poetry from an ancient, medieval or modern Western language publish...

A group of local graduates were honored at a yearly tradition in Hastings-on-Hudson Sunday morning.Seven Yonkers students received the Enrico Fermi Scholarship at Westchester Manor during a special breakfast ceremony.   The scholarship award was started in the Italian-American community 51 years ago. The breakfast was attended by local...

The 2014 winners will join distinguished students from five countries in an intense education program at the Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC to discuss innovations and best practices in the machine manufacturing industry.   The program will not only provide academic growth, but an excellent opportunity for practical experience in internatio...

By Jack Dunn   Boston College's Presidential Scholars Program, which provides an integrated educational experience within the University's honors program for approximately 72 of BC's most accomplished students, has been named the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, as a result of a major gift from the Gabelli Family Foundation.   M...

Sons of Italy, Paradiso Lodge No. 2743, will hold a drawing for a $300 grand prize during its 15th annual pasta and meatball dinner fundraiser 12:30-5:30 p.m. March 8 at Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road.   Drawing tickets for other prizes and gift baskets will be three for $5 or 10 for $10, benefitting scholarships and local c...

By Helen Williams   Proceeds from the 2015 West Bank Italian Open were presented at a recent Italian-American Society meeting to Luis Arocha, executive director of Café' Hope, a restaurant training program in Marrero for at-risk youth.   The presentation was made by the golf tournament's honorary chairman, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, and...

by Mauro Battocchi   The U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission has recently announced the 2015-16 scholarships offered for the Fulbright BEST program, a fast-growing program that exposes Italian talents to Silicon Valley culture and then sends them back to Italy to turn their innovative ideas and approaches into business ventures.   Applica...