Albany--State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R,C-Fayette) today announced that the New York State Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications from students for two $1,500 athletic scholarships and two $1,500 academic scholarships to be awarded in June at their annual Conference weekend.
“These scholarships will help students pay for their college education and assist them in reaching their full potential,” said Senator Nozzolio. “As a member of the New York State Conference of Italian-American State Legislators, I am very pleased that these scholarships are being offered and I encourage all local students to apply.”
This year, the four recipients of the scholarships will be either current or future college students who are residents of New York State. In order for recipients to be considered for the Fall 2005 academic year, all applications must be received by 5:00pm on April 15, 2005. Eligibility will be based upon a student’s grade point average, dedication to an organized sport(s), their interest in pursuing a higher education, their involvement in the local community as well as their individual financial need.
Students residing in the 54th Senate district who are interested in applying for the scholarship can request an application by contacting Senator Nozzolio’s office toll-free at 1-888-568-9816.
Senator Nozzolio is a member of the New York State Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. In 2002, he was named by the Conference as its Legislator of the Year, in recognition of his strong commitment to public service and his constituents.