Order Sons of Italy in America Italian Language Scholarship

Website: OSIA


Order Sons of Italy in America is a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world. We are sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers. We are corporate executives and we are union members...young students and retirees...teachers and attorneys...doctors and firefighters...bakers and Wall Street brokers...and everything in between. We are philanthropists and we are model global citizens with purpose beyond ourselves. And we are proud and patriotic Americans of Italian heritage. We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American.


 Individuals of Italian descent*  in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study for the Fall 2023 term, majoring or minoring in Italian language studies at an accredited academic institution, and individuals pursuing a Master’s in Italian language studies or Italian American studies.

U.S. citizens and Green Card holders. 

Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen

Application & Requirements:

  1. Online Application 
  2. Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2022.
  3. Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) taken during the past 5 years.
  4. Resume: Submit a current resume outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors, especially as they relate to Italian language, culture and heritage.
  5. Letters of Recommendation:  Submit the names and email addresses of 2 references (teachers, professors or educational administrators) who can provide a letter of recommendation.
  6. Essay: Submit an original essay of 500-750 words in Italian on why learning Italian is important in today’s world and how you plan to use your Italian language degree.
  7. Processing Fee ($35)

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted online ONLY: https://sonsofitalyfoundation.submittable.com

Contact Information

For more information, please email scholarships@osia.org.