It is an important part of the mission of the National Organization of Italian American Women to help with the educational advancement of Italian American Women. Since its inception in 1980, NOIAW has awarded over 100 scholarships to deserving candidates.
Our scholarship recipients have diverse interests and pursue degrees in a wide range of fields. The common denominator shared by all recipients is that they are highly qualified Italian American women in need of additional support to pursue the education of their choice.
Scholarships are awarded every year to matriculating undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree. We encourage students from each of our regions (Greater New York, Greater Washington, DC, Connecticut and Rhode Island) to apply. Preferential consideration is given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence in fields of study of Italian language and/or culture. Special consideration will be given to CUNY students in view of our historic relationship with CUNY.
The Hon. Geraldine A. Ferraro scholarship, initiated by The Rotondaro Family, is awarded to an eligible Italian American Woman pursuing an advanced degree in Law.
This year, NOIAW's Board of Directors is pleased to announce a one-time scholarship in memory of Linda N. Cassano, Esq., a dear friend and Board Member of our organization, who passed away on July 5, 2012. The one-time scholarship will be awarded to a female student studying law, because of Linda's dedication to her legal profession.
The 2013 Scholarship Program is closed. Stay tuned for 2014 application announcement!
To see our Scholarship Criteria and download an Application, please visit our Scholarship Application section.