ITALIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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 The Italian Heritage Foundation is a non-profit association whose primary purpose is to foster and develop social relations among it members; to foster pride in Italian Heritage by promoting appreciation of Italian culture and its contribution to the American social order and to its arts, music and sciences, and to engage and foster events and develop facilities, policies and plans that promote the attainment of said objectives.

Why the scholarship? The Italian Heritage Foundation serves a vital role in maintaining the Italian culture and educating Italian-Americans of that culture. This scholarship is a step in that direction, raising the level of awareness that we have a rich heritage worth preserving.

Who is eligible for the award? Any current high school senior is eligible if he or she meets the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must be of Italian descent and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled in either a public or private high school who has been accepted, or anticipates being accepted for enrollment in an accredited academic institution. Home-school applicants may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Applicant must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at time of application.

What can the funds be used for? The Scholarship award winner will receive a check upon proof of enrollment in the school.  The awarded funds will be sent to the school and credited to your account.  The funds shall be used for tuition, books, student housing and lab fees. Scholarship awards are not transferable.
 
NOTE: THE POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 1, 2010. ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AT THE ITALIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION OFFICE AFTER THE POSTMARKED DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  

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