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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…

  • Have an active NIAF Membership. NIAF memberships are valid for one year from the date of registration. Students may use their parent, guardian or grandparent’s membership.
  • Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education on a full time basis for the Fall 2024 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

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

2024-2025 Academic Year

Application Deadlines

 

The application for the 2024-2025 academic year will open on December 1, 2023.

 

Application: March 1, 2024 11:59 p.m. EST
Supporting Documents: March 1, 2024 11:59 p.m. EST
Decision Notification: May 6, 2024 5:00 p.m. EDT

How to Apply

Make a Scholarship Account
Upload transcript
Upload resume
Request recommendation letter(s)
Upload FASFA SAR
NIAF Scholarship Alumni

If you or someone you know is a past NIAF scholarship recipient, we are creating an alumni database and need your help! Give us your name, year that you received a NIAF scholarship, location and any other information you would like to share. We look forward to staying in touch!