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Italian-American State Legislators Offering Scholarships


The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for four $3,000 scholarships: two academic and two athletic. Assemblyman Phil Palmesano said the scholarships are available to residents of the 132nd Assembly District (Yates and Schuyler counties along with portions of Seneca and Steuben counties) who are current college students or high school seniors entering college. Students can access and complete the application by visiting: https://www.nyiacsl.org/apply-for-scholarship-form.

The application deadline is Friday, March 15.

“This is an excellent scholarship opportunity for high school seniors and college students in the 132nd Assembly District who have worked hard, distinguished themselves from their peers and intend to pursue higher education,” said Palmesano.“With college costs continually rising, this is a chance to lessen the financial burden that is a concern for so many young people and their families. I encourage eligible students in my district to apply.”

Applicants should have a grade point average of 85 or higher, be active in community service and extracurricular activities, and demonstrate financial need. In addition to these qualifications, students applying for an athletic scholarship must also be involved in an organized sport(s).

Applicants need not be of Italian-American heritage to apply. Scholarship recipients will be announced in April, and the winners will be honored at a ceremony in Albany.

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.

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