Jonah Luke Jaroch, the 2021 recipient of the Central PA Lodge Annual Scholarship, and the John Kendrick Memorial scholarship

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America is the largest and longest established national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. OSDIA’s mission includes encouraging the study of the Italian language and the Italian culture in America ’s schools and universities. Through its Sons of Italy Foundation and more than 700 state and local chapters OSIA has awarded more than $600,000 each year in scholarship aid. It has awarded more than $50 million in scholarships to date to citizens of Italian descent.

Cristina Marcellus, our 2020 recipient of the Central PA Lodge Annual Scholarship, and the John Kendrick Memorial scholarship

The National Leadership Grant Competition offers merit-based General Scholarships, Sons of Italy Foundation/American University of Rome Scholarships (one year study abroad), Sons of Italy Foundation/ George L. Graziadio Scholarships, Italian Language Scholarships and one special Henry Salvatori Scholarship. For more information contact The Sons of Italy Foundation, 219 E St. NE, Washington, DC 20002; 202-547-5106;
view their website for requirements to apply www.osia.org; scholarships@osia.org; or sif@osia.org.

On the local level, the Central PA Lodge #2651 offers scholarships to high school seniors. For more information on eligibility requirements, application forms or additional information please contact the Central PA Lodge #2651, P.O. Box 1293, Mechanicsburg PA 17055 or you can contact Tony Bianchi via email at tbbianchi@aol.com, Please enter SCHOLARSHIP in subject area of your email.

“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it themselves.”- Galileo Galilei

Scholarship Recipients

Click the following link to view: Past Scholarship Recipients