RANDOLPH, NJ- The 2017 UNICO National Scholarships are now available. There are ten different High School, Undergraduate & Post Graduate Scholarships available with over 30 individual scholarships awarded. Many of the scholarships are open to all ethnicities.  

Below is a comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

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The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, paid out at $1,500 per year, for a graduate

scholarship. The awardee must be initiating graduate study, full-time, at an accredited college/university

program in the United States. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.

 

Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant a $5,000 scholarship, paid on award, to a student pursuing graduate

education at an accredited medical school in the United States. A candidate must be a United States citizen of

Italian heritage.

 

Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will provide grants valued at $2,500 each, paid on award, to students attending

accredited prelicensure or graduate nursing programs in the United States. Preference is given to applicants

demonstrating financial need. A candidate must be a United States citizen. This program is open to nursing

students of all ethnicities.

 

Undergraduate Awards

 

Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship

William C. Davini Scholarship Theodore Mazza Scholarship

 

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant four scholarships valued at $6,000 to high school seniors who will be

attending, full-time, an accredited college/university program in the United States; paid out at $1,500 per school year up to a maximum of 4 years. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage. Candidates are encouraged to apply for all four scholarships. To do so requires the original application and three complete

copies, including attachments. Multiple copies are necessary because scholarships are judged at different locations.

 

DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $1,250 each, for study in Italy. Candidates must

be currently enrolled, full-time, at an accredited college or university in the United States, pursuing a degree.

The study abroad program must be eligible for credit by the student’s college/university. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.

 

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will provide two literary scholarships, valued at $1,000 each. Applications for this program will be open to matriculated college students. Terms of submission require the candidate to present, in writing, an original short story or essay celebrating their Italian heritage.

 

Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant a scholarship valued at $1,250 paid on award to a sophomore, junior or senior student enrolled full-time, in an accredited college/university program in the United States majoring in

engineering. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.

 

Robert J. Tarte Scholarship for Italian Studies

The UNICO Foundation will provide a scholarship, valued at $1,000, to a student enrolled full-time, in an accredited college/university program in the United States pursuing Italian Studies. A candidate must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

 

Ralph J. Torraco Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled full-time, in an accredited college/university program in the United States pursuing a degree. A nominee must hold United

States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

 

Louise Torraco Memorial Scholarship for Science

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled full-time, in an

accredited college/university program in the United States pursuing study of the Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. A nominee must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

 

Ralph J. Torraco Fine Arts Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university program in the United States pursuing a degree in the Fine Arts. A nominee must

hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

 

Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will provide a scholarship, valued at $1,000, to a student enrolled full-time, in an

accredited college/university program in the United States pursuing a degree. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Southern Italian heritage, specifically the regions of: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Latium, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicilia.

A nominee must reside in the home state of an active UNICO Chapter. Candidates MUST meet the eligibility requirements stated on each of the respective applications. Applications may be acquired from and submitted

through a State Chapter, the District Governor or the UNICO National Office. Online degree programs do not qualify for UNICO scholarships.

 

For further information on Scholarships, please contact O/WO UNICO Scholarship Director, Frank V. Gonnella at fvgonnella@gmail.com.