The NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Mott Foundation To Confer 106 Academic Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mario V. Mirabelli ,  202- 441-0072


WASHINGTON, D.C.   The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation, Inc., (the “Foundation”) of Washington, D.C., dedicated to the education of the children of Calabria, Italy, has awarded 106 academic scholarships to deserving students from all over the Region of Calabria.  Beginning in 2001, the Foundation has awarded scholarships for higher education to the young men and women of Calabria.  The primary requisites for receiving a scholarship are the student’s academic achievement, financial need and a commitment to use the benefit of this education to make a contribution to the Region of Calabria.

Mario V. Mirabelli, Esq., the President of the Mott Foundation stated “We are very proud of the quality of the academic credentials of this year’s class of scholarship awardees. It is the hope of the Mott Foundation that receiving a Mott Scholarship will in the near future be recognized in Italy and elsewhere as an indication of superior academic achievement.”

John R. Mott, the creator of the Foundation, was born Giovanni Motta in 1909 in the mountain village of Serra d’Aiello, Calabria, Italy and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1911. Although a man of significant means, Mr. Mott eschewed luxury, maintained a frugal lifestyle and preferred instead to invest his resources for a larger cause:  his dream of eventually giving back to the beloved land of his birth, Calabria, Italy.  Mr. Mott created the Foundation prior to his death in 1998.

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation is a supporting organization of the National Italian American Foundation.

The 2016 John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation Awardees are:

Claudia Aiello Maria Luisa Anselmo Raffaella Argiro
Nadia Antonella Astorino Francesca Barletta Sara Barreca
Gabriella Bastone Teresa Bazzarelli Antonella Bisardi
Agostina Bonavita Giulia Bruni Laura Bruno
Maria Bruno Pierangelo Calvelli Riccardo Candido
Concettina Caparello Antonio Cappa Rosalba Carnevale
Chiara Carrà Francesca Chianello Francesca Ciancio
Angela Ciricosta Elvira Clausi Francesco Condello
Giampiero Conte Patrick Corapi Mariangela Cozza
Daniele Croce Mariateresa De Domenico Carlotta De Filippis
Francesca De Rosa Claudia Esposito Lucia Francesca Filippelli
Francesca Forlini Debora Grandinetti Maria Cristina Guarascio
Antonio Iannopollo Pasquale Iannucci Fioravante Infusino
Caterina Italiano Miriam Italiano Gabriele Larocca
Andrea Larosa Angela Le Pera Antonio Lento
Serena Leo Sara Leone Rosanna Lettieri
Eva Azzurra Li Trenta Laura Lipari Giuseppe Lopez

 

Silvia Caterina Lorelli Giulia Maida Anna Mazzuca
Serena Mele Marika Mesiano Ilenia Metallo
Francesca Mollica Claudia Morabito Marco Morrone
Chiara Mullace Chrisitan Musumeci Alba Nicastri
Nicola Nicastri Vera Nigri Valentina Osso
Luca Pagliaro Stefania Pagnotta Ilenia Palella
Andrea Panza Alessio Paradiso Ilaria Pascuzzo
Mariaceleste Pascuzzo Valentina Pascuzzo Claudia Perri
Elisa Perri Jessica Perri Luca Serafino Perrone
Veronica Petrone Ilaria Pezzaniti Grazia Giuseppina Politano
Alfonso Prostamo Sara Provenzano Veronica Reda
Lara Riccio Chiara Richichi Daniela Rossiello
Carmine Salerni Davide Scanga Angela Schipani
Martina Sdao Mariagiovanna Settino Erika Sicilia
Gilda Sicilia Fulvio Siciliano Danilo Spadafora
Lucia Spadafora Carla Tempestoso Giuseppe Todaro
Francesco Tortorella Pier Pasquale Trausi Gianluca Tripepi
Rodolfo Tripepi Adolfo Turco Diletta Vito