Scholarship Information

Italian-American students need to take advantage of the scholarships that are offered by UNICO.   Our local chapter here in Memphis always offers one scholarship.  This year we have fifteen young people that we will judge from.  The winner will be recognized at the June monthly membership meeting with a check for $2,500.00.

UNICO National offers four scholarships to seniors in high school and three to students in graduate school.  We have had a couple of National Scholarship winners from Memphis.  We  usually send about fifty applications to National UNICO and this year we have sent sixty-one applications to the National Office in New Jersey.   Possibly one of these will become one of the next national winners – this means $1,500.00 each year of college if grades are maintained for a total of $6,000.00.  All applications must be submitted to the UNICO Memphis Chapter attention Scholarship Chairperson Alicia Bisio McKenzie   alimck@aol.com for endorsement of National Scholarships.

Memphis Chapter Scholarship Application

Requirements Letter From Scholarship Chairperson    Scholarship Applicant Checklist   Applicant Financial Statement

UNICO National Scholarships (all must be submitted to local Chairperson Alicia Bisio McKenzie   alimck@aol.com)

DiMattio Celli Study Abroad Application is due March 1, 2017.  All other completed applications are due by April 15, 2017

A nominee must reside in the home state of an active UNICO Chapter. Candidates MUST meet the eligibility requirements stated on each of the respective applications. Applications may be acquired from and submitted through a State Chapter, the District Governor or the UNICO National Office. Online degree programs are not eligible for UNICO scholarships.  

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

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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 Scholarship Offerings 2016-2017

Sgt John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship 2017

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. 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 college/university program in the United States.  A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.  2016-17 GRADUATE CANDIDATE CHECKLIST (003)

Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship 2017

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 2017

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will provide grants valued at $2,500 each, paid on award, to students currently enrolled in an accredited campus based nursing degree program in the United States, completing core nursing courses, at one of the following: An Associate Degree School of Nursing; A Collegiate School of Nursing; A Diploma School of Nursing. Preference is given to applicants demonstrating financial need. A candidate must be a United States citizen. This program is open to nursing students of all ethnicity.  2016-17 NURSING CANDIDATE CHECKLIST

Undergraduate Awards 2017     2016-17 UNDERGRADUATE CANDIDATE CHECKLIST     2016-17 UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER CHECKLIST

Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship            Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship

William C. Davini 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.

DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship-2017 – Due by March 1, 2017.

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $1,250 each, for study in Italy. Candidates must be currently enrolled, full-time, in 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 heritage.  2016-17 STUDY ABROAD CANDIDATE CHECKLIST

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship 2017

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.  2016-17 LITERARY CANDIDATE CHECKLIST

Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship-2017

The UNICO Foundation will grant a scholarship valued at $1,250 paid on award to a sophomore, junior or senior student enrolled full-time, in an accredited college/university program in the United States majoring in engineering. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.  2016-17 ENGINEERING CANDIDATE CHECKLIST

Robert J. Tarte Scholarship for Italian Studies-2017

The UNICO Foundation will provide a scholarship, valued at $1,000, to a student enrolled full-time, in an accredited college/university program in the United States pursuing Italian Studies. A candidate must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicity.  2016-17 ITALIAN STUDIES CANDIDATE Checklist

Ralph J. Torraco Scholarship 2017

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled full-time, in an accredited 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 ethnicity.

Louise Torraco Memorial Scholarship for Science-2017 

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled full-time, in an accredited 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 ethnicity.

Ralph J. Torraco Fine Arts Scholarship-2017

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

Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship ***New for Matriculated Students*** 

The UNICO Foundation will provide a scholarship, valued at $1,000, to a student enrolled full-time, in an accredited college/university program in the United States pursuing a degree. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Southern Italian heritage, specifically the regions of: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Latium, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicilia.   2016-17 Alessio Checklist

 

For additional information contact Alicia Bisio McKenzie   alimck@aol.com

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