Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) 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. Two of the scholarships are based on academic achievement and two for athletic talent. Winners will be notified and must be present to receive their awards.
All students may request an application by contacting Assemblyman Palmesano’s office at 607-776-9691. Applications must be returned to Assembly Palmesano’s office by five p.m. on Friday, April 27 in order to be considered.
“Achieving a higher education is more important than ever nowadays, and this scholarship can help deserving students offset part of the rising costs,” said Palmesano. “Any student who thinks they may be eligible should look into this opportunity and get their application in as soon 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. Eligibility will be based on the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.