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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