(Long Island, NY) Today, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded in June at Italian-American Day, and all winners must be in attendance to receive their awards.
“Over the next few months I strongly encourage the hard-working students in our community to apply for these scholarships,” said Ra. “The cost of tuition is at an all-time high, and every bit of assistance helps. Thank you to my colleagues in the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators for continuing to promote these scholarships to deserving students throughout Long Island and all of New York State. Good luck to the applicants in our community.”
This year, the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators will award four $2,500 scholarships (two academic and two athletic) to current or future New York college students. Eligibility will be based on grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community, and individual financial need.
The conference is a bi-partisan organization comprised of New York State Assembly and Senate members who are actively involved in promoting and celebrating the state’s Italian-American community.
Area students may request an application by contacting Ra’s district office at (516) 535-4095 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All scholarship requests must be submitted no later than Monday, April 4.
Assemblyman Ra represents the 19th Assembly District.