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UNICO Scholarship Program

Scholarship program is currently closed for Academic Year 2018-2019. Please check back in early December 2018 for the new academic year.

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UNICO National Scholarship Report

The Scholarship Committee proudly presents the recipients of our 2018 UNICO National Awards.

Major Don S. Gentile Memorial Scholarship:

Nicholas Robert Johnson, Sponsored by the National Office for Minnesota, Judged in New York

William C. Davini Memorial Scholarship:

William Paul Woltmann, Sponsored by the Secaucus, NJ Chapter, Judged in Wisconsin

Alphonse A. Miele Memorial Scholarship:

Charles Philip Taibi, Sponsored by Orange/West Orange, NJ Chapter, Judged in New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin

Theodore Mazza Memorial Scholarship:

Corey James Vita, Sponsored by the National Office for New Jersey, Judged in New Jersey

Sgt. John Basilone Graduate Scholarship:

Rebecca Lynn Kowalski, Sponsored by the National Office for Delaware, Judged in New Jersey

Dr. Benjamin J. Cottone Memorial Scholarship:

Kathleen Marie Healey, Sponsored by the Scranton, PA Chapter, Judged in Pennsylvania

Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships:

Silvana Cardona, Sponsored by National Office for Connecticut

Natalie Claire Hirst, Sponsored by the National Office for Pennsylvania

Meghan Keirn, Sponsored by the National Office for Pennsylvania

Kellie Koshute, Sponsored by the National Office for Pennsylvania

Talia Rose Mancini, Sponsored by Connecticut District I

Brianna Marie McDonald, Sponsored by the National Office for New York

Brooke Neller, Sponsored by the National Office for Connecticut

Olivia Rose Piccoli, Sponsored by Denville, NJ Chapter

Samantha Rose Tricoli, Sponsored by California District III

Matthew Paul Valvano, Sponsored by the National Office for Pennsylvania

Judged in Pennsylvania

DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship:

Kevin Anthony Agostinelli, Sponsored by the National Office for Massachusetts

Emma Caterina Rush, Sponsored by Passaic Valley, NJ Chapter

Judged in Illinois

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship:

Megan Marie Angell, Sponsored by the National Office for Illinois

Samantha Marie Castro, Sponsored by the National Office for New Jersey

Judged in Missouri

Ralph J. Torraco Scholarship: 

Michael DeStefano, Sponsored by the National Office for Illinois

Cassandra Courtney Jeanne Soluri, Sponsored by the National Office for New Jersey

Judged in New Jersey

Louise Torraco Memorial Scholarship for Science:

Annamarie Saveria Raybourn, Sponsored by the National Office for Missouri

Paige Mary Tortorice, Sponsored by the National Office for New York

Judged in Pennsylvania

Ralph J. Torraco Fine Arts Scholarship:

Melissa Lorraine Briggs, Sponsored by the National Office for California

Curt Himmelberger, Sponsored by Wilkes Barre, PA Chapter

Judged in Pennsylvania

Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship:

Alec Jobbins, Sponsored by the National Office for California, Judged in California

Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship:

Brianna Lee Cyr, Sponsored by the National Office for Connecticut, Judged in Delaware

Inserra Scholarships: 

Tristan Alan Lucio Curnow,  Sponsored by the National Office for California

Alessandra Clizia Sabba, Sponsored by Westfield, NJ Chapter and NJ District X

Judged in Connecticut

 

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Scholarship Offerings

 

For High School Seniors Only: 

Undergraduate Awards - With this application you will be applying for all of the following scholarships:

Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship 

Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship

William C. Davini Scholarship                 

Theodore Mazza Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant four scholarships valued at $6,000 to high school seniors who will be attending, full-time, an accredited campus based 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 descent. Must be a senior at any public or private secondary school.

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For Students Initiating Graduate Studies:

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, paid out at $1,500 per year, for a graduate scholarship. The awardee must be initiating graduate study, full-time, at an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent.

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For Students Pursuing a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy Degree:

Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant a $5,000 scholarship, paid on award, to a student pursuing a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy degree at an accredited medical school in the United States. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent.

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For Students Currently in a Nursing Program:

Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships

The UNICO Foundation will provide up to ten grants, valued at $2,500 each, paid on award, to students attending accredited prelicensure or graduate nursing programs in the United States. Consideration is given to applicants demonstrating financial need. A candidate must be a United States citizen. This program is open to nursing students of all ethnicities.

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For Students Currently in College and/or Graduate School (Please check individual scholarships for academic status requirement):

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship

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

DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $1,250 each, for study in Italy. Candidates must be currently attending, full-time, an accredited college or university in the United States, pursuing a degree. The study abroad program must be eligible for credit by the student’s college/university. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Italian descent.

Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant a scholarship valued at $1,250 paid on award to a sophomore, junior or senior student currently attending, full-time, an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States majoring in engineering. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Italian descent.

Robert J. Tarte Scholarship for Italian Studies - Temporarily Suspended

Ralph J. Torraco Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students currently attending, full-time, an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States pursuing a degree. A nominee must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

Louise Torraco Memorial Scholarship for Science

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students currently attending, full-time, an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States 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 Fine Arts Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students currently attending, full-time, an accredited, campus based college/university program in the United States pursuing a degree in the Fine Arts. A nominee must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship*

The UNICO Foundation will provide a scholarship, valued at $2,500 to a student currently attending, full-time, an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States pursuing a degree. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Southern Italian descent, specifically including the regions of: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Latium, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicilia. *Open to all 50 states.

Inserra Scholarships

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships valued at $2,500 each to students currently attending, full time, an accredited campus based college/university in the United States pursuing a degree. A candidate must be an American citizen of Italian descent.

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For Students Attending  the Following Schools: California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Astronomical Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson

Eleanor and Anthony De Francis Scholarship Fund for Natural Sciences 

Open to only the students at the above schools.

UNICO Foundation will grant scholarships valued in the range of $2,500 to $10,000 to fully-matriculating students currently attending, full time, one of the above listed universities majoring in the Natural Sciences. The candidate must be at least eighteen years of age and a natural born United States citizen of Italian ancestry, having at least one parent of Italian descent.