Senator Addabbo Announces NY Conference of Italian American Legislators Scholarship Opportunity

Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.

March 5, 2024

Queens, NY (March 5, 2024): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is pleased to announce that the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $3,000 scholarships, two academic and two athletic.  

Scholarships are available to residents of the 15th Senate District who are current college students or high school seniors entering college. Students can access and complete the application by visiting:  The application deadline is Friday, March 15.  

“This is an excellent scholarship opportunity for high school seniors and college students in the Senate District 15 who have worked hard, distinguished themselves from their peers and intend to pursue higher education,” stated Addabbo. “With college costs continually rising, scholarships can help to lessen the financial burden that is a concern for so many young people and their families. I encourage eligible students in my district to apply,” Addabbo added.  

Applicants should have a grade point average of 85 or higher; be active in community service and extracurricular activities and demonstrate financial need. In addition to these qualifications, students applying for an athletic scholarship must also be involved in an organized sport(s).

Applicants need not be of Italian American heritage to apply.

Scholarship recipients, who are chosen by an outside independent review board, will be announced in April. The winners will be recognized and presented with their scholarship award at a ceremony in Albany on May 20th.

The New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators is a bipartisan organization of state Senate and Assembly members who actively promote and celebrate the state’s Italian American community.