I.C.F. College Scholarship Program
Award Number: 2 for Italian Studies Scholarship/200 for general scholarship
GPA Required: 3.2 for general scholarship
All fields of study for the general scholarship program, Italian Studies for the Italian Studies Scholarship
Oakland , CA 94621
Phone: (510) 633-9058 or (888) 423-1924
The Italian Catholic Federation is a National Roman Catholic Fraternal Organization composed of persons of Italian ancestry (including their non-Italian spouses) who are of the Roman Catholic Faith.
One of the many programs of the Federation is to offer college scholarships to further the education of students who achieve a total cumulative GPA (3 ½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet all of the
requirements in either #1 or #2: 1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of
the Federation are established. or 2) if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established - membership of a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is mandatory for #2.
The Federation will award scholarships to high school graduates payable to them upon proof of full- time enrollment, in the first Fall Term following their High School graduation, in an accredited university, college, junior college or technical school. Each year the number of the scholarships awarded is based upon the donations made by the membership of the Federation specifically to the I.C.F. Scholarship Fund. Also, recipients of an I.C.F. First Year Scholarship will automatically become eligible to receive an advanced scholarship application upon completing their 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of college consecutively. 2nd year scholarships are $500.00, 3rd year scholarships are $600.00 and 4th year scholarships are $1,000.00.
ITALIAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP: The Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship Program awards a $600 scholarship to a 3rd year university student and a $1,000 scholarship to a 4th year university student majoring in Italian Studies.