Applications being accepted for Italian-American state legislators scholarship, lawmaker says


Area high school seniors and current college students can apply for the 2021 New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators Academic and Athletic Scholarships, according to information from state Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, Rome. This year, the Conference is awarding two academic and two athletic scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000.

Applicants, who must be state residents currently in college or high school seniors about to enter college, must reside in a district of a conference member. Griffo’s district includes parts of Oneida and St. Lawrence counties and all of Lewis County.

Further, “students should have a grade point average of 85 or higher; be active in community service and extracurricular activities; demonstrate financial need; and in the case of the athletic scholarship, be involved in an organized sport or sports. 

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The deadline for applications is Friday, March 19.

Applications will be evaluated by a review board and winners will be announced in May,
officials said.

. Scholarship winners will be presented their award at a ceremony tentatively scheduled for May 24.


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