NIAF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Investing in the Success of
Future Italian American Leaders

Our Mission

 

Thanks to the generosity of the Italian American community, the National Italian American Foundation has awarded over $10,000,000 in scholarships since its founding. NIAF administers nearly 200 scholarships annually, ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000 to Italian American students studying a wide variety of subjects.

Eligibility


Applicants must…

  • Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education on a full time basis for the Fall 2022 semester
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). (Some scholarships require a lower GPA for eligibility. Students in a pass-fail system are also eligible.)
  • Be a United States Citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • Have Italian American ancestry. To be considered Italian American, the student must have at least one
    ancestor who has immigrated from Italy
  • Have an active NIAF Membership. Student may use their parent, guardian or grandparent’s membership.

*NIAF scholarships have additional specific eligibility requirements.
Please visit our Available Scholarships page to review all criteria.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Application Deadlines

 

The 2021-2022 NIAF Scholarship Application closed on March 1, 2021 and will open for the 2022-2023 academic year on December 1. All applicants for the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle will be notified of their status via e-mail on May 3, 2021 by 5:00 PM EDT.

 

Application: March 1, 2022 11:59 p.m. EST
Supporting Documents: March 1, 2022 11:59 p.m. EST
Decision Notification: May 2, 2022 5:00 p.m. EDT

How to Apply

Make a Scholarship Account
Complete Application
Upload transcript
Upload resume
Request recommendation letter(s)
Upload FASFA SAR