Niaf is now accepting applications for two of their scholarship programs. See details below, and visit their website here.

(Note: the applications are free, but you must be a member of NIAF- a student membership fee for the year costs 25 dollars).

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Now Accepting Applications for NIAF 2017 Scholarships

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its NIAF2017 Scholarships. For the past 41 years, NIAF’s scholarship program has grown to over 80 annual scholarships ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000 in the fields of Italian language and culture, medicine, engineering, business, law, music, and other specialized fields.

Scholarship applicants must be a NIAF member, or have a parent or guardian who is a member of the Foundation. Applicants must also be enrolled in, or entering, an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall of 2017. For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the applicant must have at least one ancestor who has emigrated from Italy; applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Apply online at http://www.niaf.org/scholarships. Only online applications will be accepted. All requirements including recommendation letters and other supporting documents must be uploaded to the application by the deadline in order for it to be considered complete. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST). Scholarship recipients will be notified via email on Monday, May 8, 2017.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Italian American heritage and culture. Based in Washington, D.C., it is the major advocate for nearly 25 million Italian Americans, the nation’s fifth largest ethnic group. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.niaf.org.

If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at jstreisfeld@niaf.org or on my direct line at (202)939-3114.

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Now Accepting Applications for the 18th Annual Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program

All-expenses-paid Trip to Italy for Italian American Students

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for itsAmbassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program. Now in its 18th year, this all-expenses-paid cultural and educational initiative sends 20 Italian American college and university students to Italy each year, to strengthen their understanding of their heritage and the contributions Italy has made to the world.

The 14-day trip, which will take place in June 2017, will include opportunities for students to attend educational lectures; meet with government officials and business leaders; visit government offices, international businesses, museums and other cultural attractions; and perform community service.

Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 23 at the time of travel (June 2017); enrolled in a college or university for the semester preceding the trip (Spring 2017); and must be of Italian heritage and have never travelled to Italy.

Apply online at www.niaf.org/voyageofdiscovery. Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants are also required to mail a transcript, resume and two written recommendations from a teacher, school official, political or community leader. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST). Applicants will be notified via email on Monday, February 27, 2017.

 If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at jstreisfeld@niaf.org or on my direct line at (202)939-3114.

Buone feste,

Julia

 

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