Raia Announces Collegiate Scholarships

March 7, 2008

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C,WF-East Northport) today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their annual conference weekend.

“The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is a tremendous organization that helps students realize the American dream of going to college,” said Raia. “I am pleased to present this opportunity to students across my district and I highly recommend that our area’s students apply to the Conference for these scholarships so that they may, hopefully, secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible.”

This year, the Italian-American State Legislators Conference will be awarding four $1,500 scholarships to four current or future college students from New York state. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on April 25th in order for recipients to be considered for the new academic year beginning in the fall. Eligibility will be based upon the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.

Raia said area students who are interested may request an application by contacting his district office at (631) 261-4151. This year’s recipients will be invited to Albany to receive their scholarship awards in June.