Senator George Amedore today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for four $3,500 scholarships that will be awarded at their annual conference weekend in June.

Four current or future college students from New York State will be chosen as recipients. Eligibility is based on the student’s GPA, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community, and individual financial need. Both academic and athletic scholarships are available.

“The New York Conference of Italian-American Legislators wants to do all we can to provide every opportunity to make it more affordable for young people to further their education,” said Senator George Amedore. “I encourage all eligible students from the 46th Senate District to apply.”

Students are eligible for the scholarships if they have a GPA of 85 or above, have good conduct and demonstrate the dedication to pursue a higher education degree, are active in community and extracurricular activities, and can demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship applications must be returned to the Senator’s office by Wednesday, March 27th. Applications can be found online at, and can also be obtained by contacting the Senator’s office at

Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards at the annual Italian-American State Legislators conference in held in Albany in June.