National Italian American Foundation Scholarships

Website: NIAF

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year.
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.

To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent, grandparent or guardian with an active NIAF membership. 
  • Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Some scholarships require a lower GPA requirement for eligibility. Students that are a part of a pass-fail system are also eligible to apply.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • 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

The National Italian American Foundation has multiple scholarships available with specific eligibility criteria in addition to the general NIAF criteria listed. 

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

Details of the application process are listed here: 

Steps to apply:

  • Become a NIAF Member
  • Make a Scholarship Account
  • Complete Application
  • Upload transcript
  • Upload resume
  • Request recommendation letter(s)
  • Upload FASFA SAR
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