Giglio Announces Italian-American Scholarships

Applications must be received in District Office by April 27

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) recently announced that his district office is now accepting applications for students wishing to apply for the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators’ scholarship program. The Conference selects four students every year to receive their $1,500 scholarships, two based on academic achievement and two for athletic talent. Winners are invited to an award ceremony held in Albany as part of the conference’s annual June meeting.

“This is a great opportunity for students who want to attend college,” said Giglio. “I encourage all students who have demonstrated their academic skills and their involvement in athletic activities to apply for this scholarship.”

One applicant from each category, academic and athletic, will be chosen by Assemblyman Giglio to be included in the final statewide selection process.

Applicants may be current college students, graduate students or high school students planning to attend college in the fall; eligibility is based on the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.

Interested students can request an application by contacting Assemblyman Giglio’s office at (716) 373-7103 or by e-mail at All applications must be received in Giglio’s Olean office, located at 700 West State Street, Westgate Plaza, Olean, New York 14760, by 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2011.