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The Montville Chapter of UNICO National established a scholarship endowment at the County College of Morris. In addition to funding grants for high school seniors, the Chapter is now committed to helping county college students pay for their tuition and fees with the establishment of the endowment. The initial funding was presented to Katie Olsen of the County College of Morris at the Chapter’s recent meeting. From left are Foundation vice president Michael Boos; Ms. Olsen; Educational Grants Committee Chair Debra Casha, Esquire and Chapter President Karen Arakelian. Over the past 30 years, Montville UNICO has distributed over $500,000 in educational grants to high school seniors demonstrating academic excellence and financial need.

UNICO Offers National Scholarships for School Year 2018

The UNICO Foundation Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the academic year 2018.

Undergraduate Awards in the amount of $6,000 – Major Don S. Gentile Scholarship, Alphonse A. Miele Scholarship, William C. Davini Scholarship,Theodore Mazza Scholarship are open to four high school seniors who will be attending, full-time, an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States; paid out at $1,500 per school year up to a maximum of four years. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen of Italian descent. Candidates are encouraged to apply for all four scholarships.

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, paid out at $1,500 per year, for a graduate scholarship. The awardee must be initiating graduate study, full-time, at an accredited campus based college/university program in the U.S. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen of Italian descent.

Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship grants a $5,000 scholarship, paid on award, to a student pursuing a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy degree at an accredited medical school in the U.S. and must be a U.S. citizen of Italian descent.

Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships provide up to ten grants, valued at $2,500 each, paid on award, to students attending accredited pre-licensure or graduate nursing programs in the U.S. Consideration is given to applicants demonstrating financial need. One must be an American citizen and is open to nursing students of all ethnicities.

The Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship will provide two literary scholarships valued at $1,000 each. Application for this program is open to matriculated college students. Terms of submission require the candidate to submit an original short story or essay celebrating their Italian heritage.

Other scholarships offered are DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship, Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship, Ralph J. Torraco Scholarship, Louise Torraco Memorial Scholarship for Science, Ralph J. Torraco Fine Arts Scholarship, Maria and Paolo Alessio Southern Italy Scholarship, Inserra Scholarships and the Eleanor and Anthony De Francis Scholarship Fund for Natural Sciences.

For more information and how to apply contact the UNICO National Scholarship Director Joan Tidona at [email protected] or UNICO National at www.unico.org (973-808-0035).