Senator Gallivan Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships Sponsored by Conference of Italian-American Legislators

Scholarships Open to High School and College Students

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C, Elma) is encouraging area high school seniors and current college students to apply for the 2023 New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators Academic and Athletic Scholarships.  This year, the conference is awarding academic and athletic scholarships in the amount of $4,000. 

Applicants should have a grade point average of 85 or higher; be active in community service and extracurricular activities; demonstrate financial need; and in the case of the athletic scholarship, be involved in an organized sport or sports.  

“The cost of attending college is a financial burden for many students and families,” Senator Gallivan said.  “These scholarships can help defray some of the expenses and I encourage all eligible students to apply.”

Scholarships are available to residents of New York who are current college students or high school seniors entering college. They also must reside in the district of a conference member. Senator Gallivan’s district includes southern and eastern portions of Erie County.   

Area students can apply for the scholarship by visiting the conference’s website:

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 27. Applications will be evaluated by a review board and scholarship winners will be presented with their award at a ceremony tentatively scheduled for May 22. 

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. Senator Gallivan has been an active member of the Conference for several years.