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The Eleanor and Anthony DeFrancis Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Provider: The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: 03/01/2014
Description: Description:  Scholarships for Italian American undergraduate and graduate students attending CIT, MIT or University of Arizona school of astronomical studies and majoring in pure natural sciences. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and dedication to community service. Scholarship award amount varies.
Scholarship Amount: varies
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Minority Status Requirement: Italian
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 5-10
Length of Award: One Year
Minimum GPA: 3.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent
Other Comments: To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must be a member of NAIF and meet the following criteria:

Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall of 2014.

Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.

Fit into one of the two NIAF scholarship categories.  Please see the website for more details regarding these categories.

For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be "Italian American" the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.

Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF.

No immediate family members of the NIAF Board of Directors, Regional Vice-Presidents, Area Coordinators or staff are eligible for NIAF scholarships.

For additional details regarding the application process, selection criteria, scholarship conditions or to apply please visit:

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Alexandra Dall, Grants and Scholarships Manager
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
1860 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-939-3118
Fax: 202-483-2618
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