The Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund was established in 1984, with the mission of assisting academically qualified local high school graduates of Italian ancestry with their college education. In addition we take great pride in honoring a local Pittsburgh professional of Italian descent who have demonstrated meritorious distinction in his or her profession.
With your ongoing support we have awarded $2.7 million in scholarships to 278 students over the past 36 years. The scholarship is valued at $16,000 paid in $4,000 increments annually, and is contingent on the recipient maintaining academic excellence at the college or university of their choice.
We have also established a Matching Scholarship Fund Program with 14 local college and universities effectively doubling the amount of the scholarship to an additional $1.43 million, for a grand total to date or $4.147 million.
Many of our relatives came to America with a dream of a better life for their children. Foremost in that dream was a wish for their children to be educated. Let us not forget what they have done for us, as we move forward to help our young people achieve their goals. Let us honor those who have achieved their goals and continue to support each other by keeping alive the rich traditions and family values so important to our Italian heritage.
The Board of Directors thanks you for your support.