Sons of Italy Foundation 2011 National Scholarship Competition Begins

Program Overview

Through the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) and more than 650 state and local lodges, the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA) has awarded nearly $50 million in scholarships to date.

Each year, the SIF offers 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants), ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, in a nationwide competition. Scholarships fall into two categories: General Study Scholarships and Study Abroad / Special Scholarships.

Applications are screened by education professionals. Final selection is made by OSIA’s National Education Committee. Scholarship recipients only will be notified of their award. Monetary awards are presented directly to students’ academic institutions in accordance with eligibility requirements.


General Eligibility 

U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian American grandparent) enrolled in an under­graduate or graduate program at a four-year, accredited academic institution for the 2011 Fall term.

Previous SIF scholarship winners are not eligible.

Please note: Additional eligibility requirements may apply to specific scholarships. Be sure to check the eligibility requirements for each scholarship for which you wish to apply.

General Guidelines 

The SIF scholarships offered through this program require an application packet that includes: an application form, official transcripts through the December 2010 term, official standardized test scores for the past 5 years (i.e., ACT, SAT), and a non-refundable processing fee.

Important: All SIF scholarships offered also require additional application materials. You must check the requirements for each scholarship to be sure your application packet is complete. No incomplete application packets will be considered.

All application packets must be postmarked by February 28, 2011 to be considered.

STOP! Before applying for any Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship, check all scholarship eligibility and application requirements.


Questions?  Call 202.547.5106 or email

Kindly review all eligibility and application guidelines closely before contacting us.

Sons of Italy Foundation
219 E Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202.547.5106 |


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