National Leadership Grants – General Information

Through the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), and hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA) has awarded over $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants), ranging from $4,000 to $25,000 in a nationwide competition. These figures and the number of scholarships may vary according to funding each year.

General Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) enrolled in a four  year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2021 term.
Previous SIF scholarship winners are not eligible. Additional eligibility requirements may apply to specific scholarships.

Process: Applications are screened by education professionals. Final selection is made by OSDIA’s National Scholarship, Education, and Culture Committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2020. Monetary awards are presented directly to the student’s academic institutions in accordance with eligibility requirements.

Click here to apply!

State Scholarships – General Information

Shasta Lodge #2453 Scholarships – General Information

The Shasta Lodge awards scholarships each year to qualifying students.  These are in-house scholarships reserved for our junior members and families of members in good standing.

If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, you must meet the March 31 deadline.   Click on the link for more information and requirements necessary to apply.

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