SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The 2018 scholarship application is available and can be downloaded or printed from this link:

2018 Scholarship Application

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Buona Fortuna Lodge of Pensacola

ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA

Buona Fortuna and Russo Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

 

It is the goal of the Order Sons of Italy in America to promote, enhance and encourage the studies of Italian heritage and culture.This scholarship program is designed to benefit worthy students of Italian descent or partial Italian descent, who display academic excellence and leadership qualities. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of eligibility, scholastic achievement, and participation in school, and community programs. These scholarships are for students graduating from high school in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties or home schooled in those counties.

  • Association with the Order Sons of Italy in America is not a prerequisite. However, the applicant must be of Italian descent or partial Italian descent (at least one grandparent or great-grandparent etc. was Italian).

  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (unweighted)

  • Applicants must have a minimum SAT total score of 1200 -or- must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 23.

  • Recipients must be accepted as a full-time student at an accredited junior college, college or university and must enroll immediately following graduation from high school.

Buona Fortuna Lodge of Pensacola

ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA

Buona Fortuna and Russo Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Application Checklist

 

In order to be considered for a 2018 scholarship, you must complete and return this checklist and the attached four (4) page application via email no later than April 20th, 2018.  If you have additional questions please contact Joe DelSignore at soischol@cox.net.

Please indicate which documents you are including with your submissions.

 

You must include each of the following documents:

_____ Scholarship Checklist

_____ Scholarship Application (4 pages)

_____ Official High School Transcript (through fall semester)

 

You must also include one of the following documents:

_____ Copy of S.A.T. Scores

_____ Copy of A.C.T. Composite Score

 

You must also include a 750-word (maximum) essay on one of the following topics:

 

_____ “Cultura Italiana: The Impact of Italian-American Culture on American Society ”

_____ “La Famiglia: The Importance of Italian-American Family Values in Modern

Day America”

_____ “From Humble Beginnings: What it Means to be Italian American in 2018”

Buona Fortuna Lodge of Pensacola

ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA

Buona Fortuna and Russo Scholarships

2018 APPLICATION FOR $2000 SCHOLARSHIP

 

(A)  APPLICANT’S INFORMATION

 

NAME ____________________________________________________________ SEX ______

(last) (first) (middle)

 

ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________________

(number and street)

_________________________________________________ __________________________  

(city) (state) (zip code) (phone number)

 

DATE OF BIRTH ____________________ PLACE OF BIRTH _______________________

 

E-MAIL_______________________________________________________________________

 

(B) FAMILY INFORMATION

FATHER’S NAME _________________________________________________

MOTHER’S NAME ________________________________________________

LIST NAMES AND AGES OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AND INDICATE IF ANY ARE CURRENTLY ATTENDING COLLEGE.

  1. Name ___________________ Age ________ In college ______
  2. Name ___________________ Age ________ In college ______
  3. Name ___________________ Age ________ In college ______
  4. Name ___________________ Age ________ In college ______

 

(C) SCHOOL INFORMATION

NAME OF HIGH SCHOOL CURRENTLY ATTENDING ______________________________

DATE OF GRADUATION ________________________

GPA YEAR-BY-YEAR: WEIGHTED FR _______ SO _______ JR _______ SR _______

GPA YEAR-BY-YEAR: UNWEIGHTED FR _______ SO _______ JR _______ SR _______

PSAT SCORES: VERBAL __________ MATH __________

SAT SCORES: VERBAL __________ MATH __________

ACT COMPOSITE SCORE: __________

LIST SCHOOL CLUBS, OFFICES, AND ACTIVITIES YOU ARE INVOLVED IN ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

 

(D) PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

LIST COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED. _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

 

(E) WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS, HOBBIES, PASTIMES AND LEISURE

ACTIVITIES? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

 

(F) WORK EXPERIENCE

LIST ANY WORK EXPERIENCE(S) AND INDICATE IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED. ______________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(G) COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF APPLICATION

LIST THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO WHICH YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR ADMISSION. STATE IF YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.

1._____________________________________________________

2._____________________________________________________

3._____________________________________________________

IN WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU PLAN TO MAJOR AND MINOR (IF APPLICABLE)?

MAJOR ____________________ MINOR ____________________

 

(H) ITALIAN HERITAGE

RECIPIENTS OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP MUST BE OF ITALIAN DESCENT. DESCRIBE AND EXPLAIN HOW YOU QUALIFY. _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

(I) TERMS OF APPLICATION

BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW, I CERTIFY THAT I AM OF ITALIAN DESCENT AND INTEND TO ENROLL AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT IN AN ACCREDITED JUNIOR COLLEGE, COLLEGE, OR UNIVERSITY IMMEDIATELY UPON GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

________________________________________________    ___________________

(Applicant’s Signature) (Date)

 

________________________________________________    ___________________

(Parent’s Signature) (Date)


This application must be completely filled out. Incomplete applications will not be considered or returned. Scholarship winners will be notified no later than April 30th, 2018. There will be two $2000.00 scholarships awarded.

Please e-mail the completed, four (4) page application, checklist, and all applicable supporting documents no later than April 20th, 2018 to the following e-mail address:

soischol@cox.net