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NIAF 2017 Scholarships

The deadline for the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Fall 2017 scholarship program is swiftly approaching! NIAF awards 60-70 scholarships annually ranging from $2,500 to $12,000 in the fields of Italian language and culture, medicine, engineering, business, law, music, and other specialized fields.

Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a NIAF member, or have a parent or guardian who is a member of the Foundation
  • Be enrolled in, or entering, an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall of 2017
  • Have at least one ancestor who has emigrated from Italy
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.

For more information, please visit Only online applications will be accepted. All requirements including recommendation letters and other supporting documents must be uploaded to the application by the deadline in order for it to be considered complete. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST). Scholarship recipients will be notified via email on Monday, May 8, 2017.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Italian American heritage and culture. Based in Washington, D.C., it is the major advocate for nearly 25 million Italian Americans, the nation’s fifth largest ethnic group. To learn more about the Foundation, visit

If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at or on my direct line at (202)939-3114.

Julia Streisfeld

Assistant Director of Programs

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

1860 19th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

Direct: 202/939-3114

Main: 202/387-0600

Fax: 202/387-0833


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