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National Italian American Foundation

Goes By: NIAF

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


National Italian American Foundation Electronic Deadline
Friday, March 1, 2024
11:59 p.m. EST

About this Fellowship

Awards scholarships to Italian American students who demonstrate potential and high academic achievements. Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy. Applicants must also be a member of NIAF themselves, or may use a parent, guardian, or grandparent's membership.

Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

Students interested in government affairs may also consider applying for the NIAF Congressional Fellowship.

Please note: Undergraduate Students applying for NIAF scholarships related to study abroad must also complete the study abroad application process with the Education Abroad Office. See more information about the study abroad application process and their deadlines at the Education Abroad website.

Current graduate students applying must also submit information to the Education Abroad Office at least 30 days prior to departure. See their website for more information.

Award Value

Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$12,000.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral, Professional Degree: Health Sciences, Professional Degree: Business, Professional Degree: Law

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: May 15, 2024

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