High school seniors and college students in Addabbo's district can apply for these two scholarships from the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators

Current college students and high school seniors that plan to attend college next year who live in State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.’s district can now apply for two scholarships through the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.

There are two scholarships available, the Assemblyman James D. Conte Memorial Academic Scholarship and the Senator John J. Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship, each providing the winning students with $4,000. There will be a total of four statewide scholarship winners, two for each scholarship.

“I am excited to extend these scholarship opportunities to the amazingly bright students in my district,” Addabbo, the 2019-2020 President of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators, said. “With the cost of going to college still on the rise, any type of financial aid we can bring to our constituents will benefit these talented students. I hope to see many applications from the students in my district. Be sure to fill out your application today!”

Applicants for the scholarships MUST reside within Addabbo’s 15th Senatorial District, even if the college they attend/plan to attend falls outside of the district borders. If you are unsure if you live in NY Senate District 15, visit https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator and insert your address.

Students looking to apply for the Academic Scholarship must have demonstrated a grade point average of 85 and over, have good conduct and demonstrate the dedication to pursue and complete a higher education degree, are active in community service and extracurricular activities, and can demonstrate financial need.

Applicants for the Athletic Scholarship must meet all the requirements listed above, as well as being involved in an organized sport or sports.

All those who wish to apply for either scholarship must also include a brief biography listing honors received, volunteer service activities, clubs, extracurricular activities, etc.; a brief outline of their educational goals; a brief outline of their financial need; a brief essay (500 words) on a current public issue of interest; and a school transcript indicating their GPA (incoming freshman must provide a high school transcript and college acceptance letter).

The submission deadline for both scholarships is March 19, 2020. This is the last date for students to submit their application to Addabbo’s office.

To apply for one the scholarships, visit https://www.nyiacsl.org/apply-for-scholarship-form.

All applications sent to Addabbo’s office will be passed along and evaluated by a review board, with the winners to be announced in May. Scholarship winners will be presented their award at the ceremony in Albany, tentatively set for May 24, 2021.

If you should have any questions about the application process, please call Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111.