Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, paid out at $1,500 per year, for a graduate scholarship. The awardee must be initiating graduate study, full-time, at an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent.


Deadline: April 15, 2018


Benjamin Cottone Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2018


Sponsored by UNICO National

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Application Requirements:

Applicant must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage. Applicant must be a senior at any public or private college or graduate there of who is commencing graduate studies in the field of medicine or is currently enrolled in an accredited medical school within the United States.


Morgagni Medical Scholarship

Morgagni Medical Scholarship

Deadline:  April 30, 2018.

The Morgagni Medical Society made a second generous donation to the Columbus Citizens Foundation from which one (1) medical school student scholarship will be awarded.  The amount awarded will be $10,000 over 4 years ($2,500 per year).

Eligibility: The Morgagni Medical Scholarship is only for incoming first year medical students starting in the fall of 2018. Students need to have an overall college GPA of at least 3.5, and be of Italian descent (at least 50% Italian).

Process: Students interested in receiving the Morgagni Medical Scholarship must submit an application online and the required supporting documents to the Columbus Citizens Foundation. A committee reviews and evaluates the applications and asks selected applicants to visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation for a mandatory interview.

Approximately one month after interviews, the committee decides which applicant will be awarded the scholarship. Applicants are notified by email of the committee’s decision.

How To Apply

The scholarship application process is now open. Please read all instructions before applying.

STEP 1: Complete the Morgagni Medical Scholarship Application below.

STEP 2: Submit all required support documents directly to Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Department (by mail: 8 East 69 Street, New York, NY 10021) by the April 30, 2018 deadline.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

National Italian American Foundation

NIAF Scholarships range from $2,000 to $12,000 for Italian Americans who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement in their area of study.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US with at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy and be enrolled in an accredited US college/university with a 3.5 GPA.

Application requirements include the completed application, a teacher evaluation form, an official grade transcript and, if you wish, the FAFSA.

Online applications become available in November.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

For further information and the link to the application visit: