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National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program


Deadline Date: Mar 1st, 2018
Posted Date: Sep 12th, 2017


The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year.

Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students.

Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

-Be a member of NIAF or have a parent, grandparent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. Not a member? Visit our membership page to join or renew your membership today!

-Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2018 semester.

-Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Some scholarships require a lower GPA requirement for eligibility. Students that are a part of a pass fail system are also welcome to apply.

-Be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.

-For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy

No immediate family members of the NIAF Board of Directors, Regional Vice-Presidents, Area Coordinators or staff are eligible for NIAF scholarships.

The Scholarship cycle for the 2017-2018 academic year will open on December 1, 2017, and close on March 1, 2018.



National Italian American Foundation Scholarship

1860 19th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009-5501

(202) 387-0600