The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Scholarship Program. Over the past 45 years, NIAF’s Scholarship Program has grown to offer 29 different scholarships with various criteria, ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000. NIAF offers scholarships in the fields of Italian language and culture, m...

At the end of the interview with Robert Barbera, who is over 80 years old, I felt like I was talking to a 20 year old boy. I was asking him about the wonderful things he has helped to create, why he is one of the largest and most generous financiers of the Italian American and Italian community not only in California, but all over the United States...

Giving Tuesday is next week - and we are launching our campaign now! For the first 50 leadership donors of $500 and above that give or commit a pledge between now and December 1, we will be sending you a beautiful Biordi Imports ornament as a token of our appreciation. All Biordi Imports ornaments are Italian made and hand painted. Their popular Ra...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that former NIAF Board Member John F. Scarpa has donated a $15 million gift through his namesake foundation to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, which will launch a new phase of entrepreneurship initiatives and scholarship. “John Scarpa is one of America’s leadi...

Dear friends, here in Italy we are in the middle of the second wave of covid, and the situation is not easy at all, as I explain every two days in the videos of We the ItaliaNews. Not all Italians have understood or accepted that it is not a 100 meters race, but a marathon, indeed a marathon hurdles: a discipline that does not exist in athletics be...

On 21 October, the award ceremony for the scholarships offered by the Eduitalia Association to 23 students from American high schools who successfully passed the AP Italian language exam in 2020 was held in virtual mode. The ceremony took part during the XX Week of the Italian Language in the world. The 2518 registered AP Italian exams by the Colle...

Some of Chicago’s best young singers will perform arias and art songs by iconic Italian composers at the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia’s Vocal Scholarship Awards Dinner and Concert. The event will start at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Casa Italia Community Center and feature a wine and cheese reception, concert and dinner. Scholarships from the...

Last December I had the pleasure of attending the College Life Italia award ceremony, here in Rome. There were many boys who had finished showing their soccer skills, hoping to be chosen by American university coaches who had arrived from America. After I had provided an award to one of their boys, some parents came to ask me about College Life Ita...

It is with great pleasure that American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the appointment of Dr. Claire Van Cleave as the AFC Senior Fellow at the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy. The AFC’s unique mission places an American scholar directly inside the staff of an important Italian museum. The focus of Dr. Van Cleave’s scholarship will be th...

Magazzino Italian Art announced today its appointment of Dr. Teresa Kittler as its 2020-21 Scholar-in-Residence. As the third scholar in Magazzino's history to be appointed to this position, Kittler will advance the museum's commitment to supporting new scholarship of Italian postwar and contemporary art. "We are thrilled to welcome Teresa to the m...