Senator Griffo Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Awards Geared Towards Italian-American Students

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,C, IP - Rome) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four scholarships to be awarded on June 6th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.

“Given the high costs of college, any opportunity to award a scholarship to a student is important. Working families are trying to meet the demands of college expenses and a scholarship, along with available financial aid are important tools.” Said Griffo. “I highly recommend that our area’s students apply to the Conference for these prestigious scholarships so that they may hopefully secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible.”

Senator Griffo, who is new President of the Italian-American State Legislators Conference, said the Conference will be awarding four $1,500 scholarships (two academic and two athletic) 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.

All applications must be received by 5:00 PM on May 2nd in order for applications to be considered for the academic year beginning in the fall of 2011.

Recipients of this year’s scholarships will be invited to Albany for an award presentation in June.

Area students can download an application below.

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Mail applications to:

Senator Joseph Griffo
207 Genesee Street Room 408

Utica, NY 13501