Deadline: April 15 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT (Midnight)


UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant a scholarship valued at $2,500 to a student currently attending, full time, an accredited campus based college/university in the United States pursuing a degree. In the event two equally qualified applicants are selected, the award will be evenly divided.


1. Citizenship—The candidate must be a United States citizen of Southern Italian descent, having at least one parent originating from the region of: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Latium, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia, or Sicily. Documented and notarized proof may be requested, by the selection committee, if necessary.

2. Sponsorship—Every UNICO Chapter or District, in good standing, may sponsor candidates for each of the UNICO Foundation scholarships.

3. Educational Requirements—A candidate must be currently attending, full time, an accredited, campus based four year college/university in the United States, pursuing a degree. The candidate must have a minimum grade point average of 2.7. A bursar’s receipt, as proof of enrollment for the current academic semester, must be provided prior to issuing the scholarship award check.

4. Financial Need—The candidate's financial need is a consideration. A current FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) or the previous year income tax return is required.

5. Extra-Curricular and Community Participation—The extent to which a candidate has contributed to the life and welfare of college and/or community will be considered in the assessment of merit.

6. Family Members—UNICANS and their family members may apply.

7. Timeframe—The candidate must continue studies within the academic year of the scholarship grant; any deviation will result in forfeiture.

In addition to the criteria previously listed, applications will be judged on citizenship, leadership, character, community service and commitment.

The UNICO Foundation, through this program, seeks students of outstanding merit who show appreciation for the value of an education and are willing to achieve success. It is to be noted further that along with the maintenance of the required college scholastic standards as a condition precedent in awarding the scholar-ship, the National Director of Scholarships and UNICO Foundation, Inc. Trustees reserve unto themselves the right to cancel or otherwise terminate a grant at any time an awardee, in their opinion, directly or indi-rectly engages in undesirable activities. The National Director of Scholarships and UNICO Foundation Trustees need not assign any reason for their action and the awardee shall have no recourse.

Online degree programs are not eligible for UNICO scholarships.

The scholarship must be applied to the 2018-2019 academic year.

A recipient must submit the scholarship agreement, and a bursar’s receipt confirming enrollment, prior to payment of award.

Only the winners will be notified. Results will be posted on the
UNICO National Website: www.unico.org

Recipients are required to submit a photo upon notification.

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