Senator Borrello Announces Scholarship Opportunity

ALBANY – New York State Senator George Borrello announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for four $4,000 scholarships, two academic and two athletic.

Scholarships are available to residents of the 57th Senate District, who are current college students or high school seniors entering college.

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.

“This is an excellent scholarship opportunity for high school seniors and college students in the 57th Senate District who have worked hard, distinguished themselves from their peers and intend to pursue higher education,” Senator Borrello said. “With college costs continually rising, this is a chance 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.”

Area students may request an application by contacting Senator Borrello’s Office at (716) 372-4901, emailing or by visiting Senator Borrello’s website at

Applications should be returned to Senator Borrello’s District Office by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. The mailing address is 700 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760.   Scholarship recipients will be announced in April, and winners will be honored at a ceremony in Albany on May 18.

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