Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two awards valued up to a maximum of $3,000 each, paid out at $1,500 per year, for graduate scholarships. 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.

  • Applicant must reside in one of the following states which have a UNICO chapter: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia or Wisconsin. Exception: The Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship is open to all 50 states.

  • Applicant must continue studies within academic year 2020-2021

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Online degree programs are not eligible for UNICO scholarships.


Deadline: April 15, 2020

The Howard Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund for Medical Education (New Jersey)

Scholarship funds are awarded towards tuition and in some cases towards room and board, travel, meals, books and supplies.

Candidates must have attended or been eligible to attend NJ public schools in Union, Somerset or Middlesex counties.    Temporary residence in these counties does not qualify.

Application requirements include a paper application, college grade transcripts, four references (two academic), the Graduate Professional School Financial Aid Service (GPFAS) statement and a 100 word essay about your medical career goals.  If a personal interview with the Board of the Muhlenberg is required, you must attend.

Recipients may reapply for each year of medical school.

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Deadline: May 1 each year.

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

Foreman Fleisher established this fund in memory of his mother, Ida Fleisher, to help talented women become professionals. The fund provides scholarships for women, preferably Jewish, who wish to pursue a graduate degree.

Eligibility is limited to women who have a hometown or attend school in the Greater Philadelphia area, including New Jersey and Delaware. Grant distributions, which can range from $2,000-$8,000, are administered by a local bank and sent directly to the chosen recipient’s school to be used for tuition only.

Application requirements – three copies of each document:
1)Ida Foreman Fleisher application, 2)Personal Mission Statement, 3)FAFSA,
4)Recent transcripts and 5)Letter of recommendation (one original and 2 copies).

Application becomes available March 1, 2020.

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Applications are available at: