The 2015 National Leadership Grant Competition is now over. The 2016 competition will begin in November; please check back then for updates on scholarship availability and requirements. In the meantime, the information below for the 2015 competition may serve as a general (though not final) guideline for those who may want to apply for a scholarship through the 2016 competition.
Please click the links below to view the available scholarships. You may apply for multiple scholarships, but please be sure to read all eligibility guidelines and requirements for each scholarship for which you wish to apply.
A number of General Study Scholarships are available. Only one application is required to be eligible for all General Study Scholarships.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the fall 2015 term.
Deadline: The application deadline for General Study Scholarships is February 28, 2015. (See additional details in the General Information section.)
Application & Requirements:
Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and self-addressed, stamped, standard business-size envelope for acknowledgment.
Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2014. (See additional details in the General Information section.)
High school students: transcripts should include class rank, class size and GPA.
Undergraduates: submit high school and undergraduate transcripts.
Graduates: submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts. If your first year as a graduate student will be fall 2014, please specify.
Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) taken during the past 5 years. Scores reported on official transcripts will usually fulfill this requirement. Note: When sending score reports from the College Board, use the Designated Institution (DI) code 7757 (Sons of Italy Foundation) for the SAT. For the ACT, use the code number 6866.
Résumé: Submit a current résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors.
Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators.
Essay: Submit a typewritten original essay of 500-750 words about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage.
Processing Fee: A non-refundable $35 processing fee must accompany each application. (See additional details in the General Information section.)
The Charles Evans Scholarship is one of the General Study Scholarships offered. It was established in 2009 through an endowment from The Charles Evans Foundation. The scholarship is named in memory of Charles Evans, founder of Evan-Picone fashion house, a U.S. veteran, an entrepreneur and a lifelong philanthropist. There are no additional requirements to apply for the Charles Evans Scholarship. Please submit an application with the requirements noted above.