Senator Andrew Lanza Announces Collegiate Scholarships

Senator Andrew Lanza (24th District) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 10th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

Given the high costs of college, Senator Lanza recommends that Staten Island students apply to the Conference for these prestigious scholarships for the chance to secure extra help with education expenses.

This year, the Italian-American State Legislators Conference will be awarding four $1,500 scholarships to four current or future college students from New York State. Eligibility will be based upon the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need. Senator Lanza will recommend one acedemic scholarship and one atheletic scholarship nominee from the applications received.

The Conference is 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. The conference is proud  to promote higher education and assist students in reaching their academic goals and full potential for future success in the global marketplace.

This year’s recipients will be invited to Albany to receive their scholarship awards in June.

Area students may download the application below or request an application by contacting Senator Lanza's office at (718) 984-4073. The deadline to submit applications is May 6, 2013.