Dear Principals & Athletic Directors:
The Rhode Island Italian American Hall of Fame is an organization formed to:
• Inform and educate our youth regarding the importance of academics
• Foster excellence in athletics as well as in the field of artistic expression
• Provide deserving students with scholarship aid
• Celebrate Italian American achievement in sports, academics, and community leadership
• Acknowledge the universal cultural nourishment realized via our Italian American roots
As part of the service to youth by our organization, we will again be sponsoring a scholarship pro-gram. Since 1987, nearly $300,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to deserving young Rhode Islanders from all ethnic backgrounds who further their education as a result of the largess of both our loy-al membership and faithful supporters.
This year the Rhode Island Italian American Hall of Fame will offer several scholarship
awards at a minimum of $2,000 each to the best male and female scholar-athletes and scholar-artists in the state. The requirements of the scholarships are as follows:
l. High academic achievement on the part of the male or female student;
2. Evidence of financial need;
3. A record of outstanding athletic accomplishment in varsity level competition or;
similar accomplishment in acknowledged interscholastic artistic endeavor;
4. One letter of reference
5. The applicant must be a Rhode Islander who is or will be a graduate or has graduated from an accredited RI high school and who is of any ethnic background, creed or color, and attending an accredited college or university starting in the fall of 2022.
All completed scholarship forms, attachments and an official transcript SENT FROM YOUR SCHOOL must be submitted electronically through the Rhode Island Italian-American Hall of Fame website and on its Scholarship Program page at RIIAHF.org. Deadline is July 15, 2022. Thank you.
RIIAHF Scholarship Committee