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NOTE: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE.  TO SECURE AN APPLICATION YOU MUST GO THROUGH YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER, DISTRICT, NATIONAL OFFICE OR SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTOR.

THE DEADLINE TO FILE IS APRIL 15TH WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE DI MATTIO-CELLI FAMILY STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP.   

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE BETWEEN APRIL 15 AND NOVEMBER 15.

Candidates MUST meet the eligibility requirements stated on each of the respective applications. A candidate must reside in the home state of an active UNICO Chapter. Applications may be acquired from and submitted through a State Chapter, the District Governor or the UNICO National Office.  

For more information on Scholarships, please contact the UNICO National Scholarship Director, Joan Tidona at jntidona@unico.org.  To find a local Chapter, please visit http://unico.org/search.asp or contact UNICO National at 973.808.0035.  Application deadline: April 15

CLICK HERE TO LOCATE A CHAPTER IN YOUR AREA

Dr. Anthony P. Vastola envisioned an Italian American civic organization that would benefit society while celebrating our illustrious heritage.  Of priority was a commitment to promoting higher education.  Today, UNICO continues Dr. Vastola’s vision by awarding scholarships to deserving students. UNICO National offers the following scholarships:   

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship  

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, for a graduate scholarship, to a student attending an accredited program at a college/university in the United States at $1,500 per year. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.     

Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant a $5,000 scholarship, paid on award, to a student pursuing graduate education at an accredited medical school in the United States. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage. 

Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant  $2,500 scholarships, paid on award, to students attending accredited prelicensure or graduate nursing programs in the United States. Preference is given to applicants demonstrating financial need. A candidate must be a United States citizen.  This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

Undergraduate Awards:  Application deadline is April 15 

  •  Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship
  •  William C. Davini Scholarship
  • Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship
  • Theodore Mazza Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant four scholarships valued at $6,000 to high school seniors who will be attending, full-time, an accredited college/university program in the United States; paid out at $1,500 per school year up to a maximum of 4 years. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage. Candidates are encouraged to apply for all four scholarships. To do so requires the original application and three complete copies, including attachments. Multiple copies are necessary because scholarships are judged at different locations.

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship 

The UNICO Foundation will provide two literary scholarships, valued at $1,000 each. Application for this program will be open to matriculated college students. Terms of submission require the candidate to present, in writing, an original short story or essay celebrating their Italian heritage.

DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship 

UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant $1,250 scholarships to two students attending accredited study abroad programs, in Italy, associated with a college or university in the United States.  The purpose of the DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship is to assist young scholars by defraying the cost of studies in Italy. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage. Application deadline: March 1  

Louise Torraco Memorial Scholarship for a Doctorate in Science  

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled as PhD candidates pursuing study of the Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. A nominee must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

Ralph J. Torraco Doctoral Scholarship for the Study of Italian History

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled as PhD candidates pursuing  the study of Italian history. A nominee must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.  

Ralph J. Torraco Doctoral Scholarship for Music Study 

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled as PhD candidates pursuing the study of music. A nominee must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.