The NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Mott Foundation To Confer 148 Academic Scholarships

* The John R. Mott Foundation is a supporting organization of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)*

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, will hold its annual award ceremony and reception at 4 p.m. on June 19, 2015, at the Principessa Hotel in Campora San Giovani, Cosenza, Italy.  At the ceremony, 148 academic scholarships will be awarded to students from the Region of Calabria. Since 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., president of the Mott Foundation, said, “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, 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.  Mott created the Foundation prior to his death in 1998.

The 2015 John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation awardees are:

Claudia AielloDaniele Aiello

Debora Aloisio

Chiara Altimari

Maria Luisa Anselmo

Sergio Aprigliano

Arianna Aprile

Raffaella Argiro

Alfonso Argiro’

Emanuele Arifi

Giacomo Azzarito

Francesca Ida Barletta

Gabriella Bastone

Maria Grazia Bazzarelli

Teresa Bazzarelli

Maria Francesca Beatino

Anna Belcastro

Paola Belfiore

Angelo Bellocco

Maria Pia Belmonte

Valeria Bianco

Stefano Bigagnoli

Antonella Bisardi

Agostina Bonavita

Marilisa Bonavita

Giuseppe Borelli

Francesco Bruni

Giulia Bruni

Laura Bruno

Mario Bruno

Vincenzo Bruno

Riccardo Candido

Antonio Cappa

Rosalba Carnevale

Federica Cassano

Ida Cello

Francesco Celso

Francesca Ciancio

Miriam Cirone

Elvira Clausi

Francesco Condello

Giampiero Conte

Patrick Corapi

Diego Costanzo

Mariangela Cozza

Mariateresa De Domenico

Carlotta De Filippis

Amelia De Franco

Alessia De Marco

 

Caterina FedeleValeria Fortino

Francesco Franco

Erica Fuoco

Rossella Gagliardi

Raffaella Galizia

Elisabetta Gallo

Antonietta Giampa’

Christian Girone

Elisabeth Gramigna

Bruno Grandinetti

Francesca Greco

Luigi Greco

Maria Cristina Guarascio

Veronica Iachetta

Antonio Iannopollo

Pasquale Iannucci

Stefania Imbrogno

Fioravante Infusino

Mattia Pascal Innocenti

Valentina Innocenti

Severino Iritano

Caterina Italiano

Noemi Laprovitera

Gabriele Larocca

Angela Le Pera

Serena Leo

Sara Leone

Miriam Lioi

SilVia Caterina Lorelli

Rossella Magnocavallo

Elena Mannarino

Lorella Mannarino

Paolo Marghella

Romina Marghella

Laura Marino

Maria Valeria Marino

Raffaele Marrello

Anna Mazzuca

Serena Mele

Marika Mesiano

Francesco Mesiti

Giuseppe Mesiti

Ilenia Metallo

Claudia Morabito

Francesca Muccari

Chiara Mullace

Nicola Nicastri

Mario Orrico

Gemma Osso

Luca Pagliaro

 

Giuseppe PalellaIlenia Palella

Valentina Pascuzzo

Claudia Perri

Elisa Perri

Giulio Perri

Jessica Perri

Ylenia Perri

Mariafrancesca Perrone

Adele Pesce

Veronica Petrone

Domenica Pirrotta

Grazia Politano

Margaret Posa

Francesca Prioli

Daniele Pronesti

Giovanni Riga

Daniela Rossiello

Fiorella Runco

Antonietta Sacco

Carmine Salerni

Davide Scanga

Angela Schipani

Jessika Schipani

Chiara Scopelliti

Gianfranco Scuteri

Martina Sdao

Jacopo Settino

Mariagiovanna Settino

Martina Settino

Gilda Sicilia

Fulvio Siciliano

Maria Siciliano

Francesca Spadafora

Letizia Spadafora

Naomi Spadafora

Annamaria Suriano

Salvatore Suriano

Sonia Suriano

Sara Tedesco

Giuseppe Todaro

Rosita Torino

Maria Laura Trausi

Pier Pasquale Trausi

Rodolfo Tripepi

Adolfo Turco

Ortensia Vito

Ruggero Vizza