The Cristoforo Columbo Fellowship is gifted to graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars pursuing research on Italian people and their communities of Butte, Montana. Fellowship awards of $500 -$3,000 s. Award funds are to be used for research support, including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. Awards are to be used for...

Several students were honored as Columbus Day Essay Contest winners after the Clark UNICO Italian-American Feast held in October. Winners included Makayla Pope a fifth grader at Frank K. Hehnly School,  Collen Sullivan a fifth grader at Valley Road School, Alesandra McFadden a seventh grader at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, and Christopher Warnick a...

What an Amazing Night! Viva La Panza, the premier fundraising and networking event of the Italian community, drew 450 men and women to Todaro’s Party Center on Wednesday October 28, 2021 for an evening of great food and comaraderie. The event downsized from 670 attendees to 450 was in recognition of Covid concerns. The celebration presented by the...

Sharon Sambito is honoring the extraordinary legacy of her late friend by organizing the Steve Ciccolini Tribute-Music Scholarship Fundraiser on Nov. 6 from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Leominster Elks Lodge, 134 North Main St., Leominster. The tribute will feature Ciccolini’s band, Double Vision, as well as music from his Coachmen band era and several musi...

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 nearly $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 15 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership G...

The city of Frontenac celebrates twenty-two years of bridging cultures, and celebrating their heritage. And they’re doing this at their annual, Festa Italiana. “There’s German food, Italian food, there’s more Italian food than anything, just because that’s the heritage of  Frontenac,” said President of the Frontenac Education Foundation, Ann Brown....

For the first time in its history, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has awarded college scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Three scholarships have been awarded in the fall 2021 semester.  Scholarship honorees include Francesco Bonvini, Franco Logozzo and Shannon Russo. Bonvni, who is from Parma in Northern Italy, is playing...

The Campiello Junior is the new prize created by the Fondazione Il Campiello, an award recognizing works of Italian fiction and poetry for children, not translated from another language, aimed at an audience of readers between the ages of 10 and 14. The Prize, created in collaboration with the Fondazione Pirelli, was conceived with the aim of promo...

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation, Inc. of Washington, D.C., Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen to award university scholarships to 129 students this year from a pool of over 300 applicants. The Foundation is named for its founder, Giovanni Motta, who was born in Serra D’Aiello (CZ), Italy. Mr. Mott emigrated to the...

The first annual Mid-Atlantic Italian American Medical Awards dinner will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825 Norwich Drive, Philadelphia. The dinner will present “A Taste of Italy,” catered by Luigi & Giovanni Caterers and the Gran Caffe L’Aquila. Admission is $250. The event, hosted by the Hon. Ama...