Italian-American Conference offers scholarships

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for four $3,500 scholarships for current or future college students from New York State.

Eligibility is based on the student having a grade-point average of at least 85, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community, and individual financial need. Both academic and athletic scholarships are available.

Scholarship applications must be returned to the Senator George Amedore’s office by Wednesday, March 27. Applications may be found online at, and may also be obtained by contacting the senator’s office at

Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards at the annual Italian-American State Legislators conference in held in Albany in June.

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