Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan Awards 2022 Scholarships

Jun 09, 2022 377

BY: Sandra Tornberg

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan (IACCM) proudly announced the results of its 2022 scholarship competition at its monthly meeting on June 1 at the San Marino Club. The Honorable Joseph Toia, Macomb County Circuit Court, has been chairman of the IACCM Scholarship Committee for the past twenty years and once again presided over the awards presentations. This year $12,500 in scholarships were awarded to twelve talented young people.

The Judge Lido Bucci award is the highest annual award granted to the most outstanding applicant each year. The winner of this $1500 award for 2022 is Carlina Galli, who also won the award in 2021. Carlina is the daughter of Dan and Gina Galli. Dan is the immediate past president of the IACCM.

The other winners are Leyna Gatti, Carly Moran, Gianna Agosta, Dianna Palazzolo, Ryan Veneri, Dominic Lucido, Grace DiGiorgio, Nico Gonnella, Abigail Cunningham, Alexa Minoletti, and Adriann Gonnella.

The main source of funding for the scholarships is an annual golf outing that is well attended and supported by the IACCM membership who recognize and value the importance of honoring and rewarding deserving young Italian Americans for their achievements.

Scholarship awards are presented to outstanding students with excellent academic achievements as well as community and athletic accomplishments. To be eligible to apply and compete for a scholarship, applicants must meet all the following criteria:
A) Applicants must be of Italian ancestry.
B) Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, or full-time undergraduate students attending an accredited college or university and working toward a two or four year degree.
C) High school applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. College/university applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

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