Senator Andrew Lanza Announces College Scholarships

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded on June 5th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.

This year, the Italian-American State Legislators Conference will be awarding four $3,000 scholarships to four current or future college students from New York State. Two Academic and Two Athletic Scholarships are offered in the amount of $3,000 each. Students who apply for the Athletic Scholarship have to demonstrate athletic involvement, achievements and interest in continuing those activities in college. Requirements for the Academic Scholarship are the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.

“We all know the tremendous financial pressures faced by both students and parents as they prepare to pay for college and it is my hope that this scholarship will eliminate some of that burden for a deserving student on Staten Island,” said Senator Andrew Lanza.

The Conference is a bipartisan organization of New York State Assembly and Senate members who are actively involved in promoting and celebrating the state’s Italian-American community. The Conference mission is to work hard to elevate and highlight Italian-American contributions to the State of New York and beyond, in all aspects of society, including literature, the arts, architecture and politics. The conference also tries to dispel negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans.

All scholarship applications must be submitted by Friday, April 14, 2017Applications are attached for downloading.  For further information or to request a hard copy, contact Senator Lanza’s office at 718-984-4073.