Senator Carlucci Announces Italian-American State Legislators Scholarship Program

Apr 19, 2013 646

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded on June 10th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Applications are now available at Senator Carlucci's District Office and are due back no later than May 5th.

"Due to the ever rising costs of college tuition, I believe that every penny counts to make sure the college dream is an affordable reality," said Senator Carlucci. "I strongly urge that every student apply for this prestigious scholarship so that they may hopefully secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible."

This year, the Italian-American State Legislators Conference will be awarding four $1,500 scholarships to four current or future college students from New York State. Eligibility will be based upon the student's grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.

The Conference is a bipartisan organization of New York State's Assembly and Senate members who are actively involved in promoting and celebrating the state's Italian-American community. The Conference's mission is to work hard to elevate and highlight Italian-American contributions in all aspects of society, including literature, the arts, architecture and politics in New York State and beyond. The Conference also tries to dispel negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans.

"Our Conference is very proud of our role in promoting higher education and assisting students in reaching their full academic potential so that they can compete in the global marketplace," Senator Carlucci continued. "This year's recipients will be invited to Albany to receive their scholarship awards in June, and I look forward to greeting them with open arms."

Students may request an application by contacting Senator Carlucci's office at 845-623-3627 or by email carlucci@nysenate.gov.

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