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Unico National Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $6,000
Awards Available: 10

Dr. Anthony P. Vastola envisioned an Italian American civic organization that would benefit society while celebrating our illustrious heritage. Of priority was a commitment to promoting higher education. Today, UNICO continues Dr. Vastola’s vision by awarding scholarships to deserving students. UNICO National offers the following scholarships:

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, for a graduate scholarship, to a student attending an accredited program at a college/university in the United States at $1,500 per year. 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.

Undergraduate Awards: Application deadline is April 15

A) Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship

B) William C. Davini Scholarship

C) Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship

D) 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.

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship

The UNICO Foundation will provide two literary scholarships, valued at $1,000 each. Application 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.

Louise Torraco Memorial Scholarship for a Doctorate in Science

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled as PhD candidates 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 Doctoral Scholarship for the Study of Italian History

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled as PhD candidates pursuing the study of Italian history. A nominee must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.

Ralph J. Torraco Doctoral Scholarship for Music Study

The UNICO Foundation will grant two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to students enrolled as PhD candidates pursuing the study of music. A nominee must hold United States citizenship. This program is open to applicants of all ethnicities.


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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,102
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