Nanuet, NY (March 22, 2012) – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 4th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.
“Given the high costs of college, every opportunity must be made by local students and their working families to meet their required expenses with scholarships, as well as with student loans, available financial aid, and personal contributions,” said Senator Carlucci. “I highly recommend that students in Rockland and Orange Counties apply to the Conference for these prestigious scholarships so that they may hopefully secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible.”
This year, the Italian-American State Legislators Conference will be awarding four $1,500 scholarships to four current or future college students, as well as graduate 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.
The deadline for applications is by Friday, May 4, 2012.
The Conference is a bipartisan organization of the 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.
Area students may request an application by contacting Senator Carlucci’s office at (845) 623-3627 or by visiting his website at www.senatorcarlucci.com.