UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant four $6,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending, full time, an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States, each at $1,500 per school year, up to a maximum of 4 years.
With this application, you will be applying for all four of the following scholarships:
MAJOR DON S. GENTILE SCHOLARSHIP
ALPHONESE A. MIELE SCHOLARSHIP
WILLIAM C. DAVINI SCHOLARSHIP
THEODORE MAZZA SCHOLARSHIP
STANDARDS FOR CONSIDERATION & ELIGIBILITY
A. Italian Origin: The candidate shall be a United States citizen of Italian descent, i.e. must have at least one parent of Italian heritage. Documented and notarized proof may be requested by the selection committee, if necessary.
B. Sponsorship: An applicant must reside in the home state of an active UNICO Chapter. Every UNICO Chapter or District, in good standing, may sponsor candidates for each of the UNICO Foundation scholarships.
C. Educational Requirements: A candidate must be a senior at any public or private secondary school. The applicant must submit either SAT or ACT scores. The candidate must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Proof of college enrollment must be provided prior to issuing the scholarship award check.
D. Financial Need: Financial need will be considered. In assessing need, the numbers, ages and schooling requirements of siblings and other extraordinary expenses will be taken into account.
E. Family Members: Family members of UNICANS may be sponsored by their respective Chapters.
F. Timeframe: The candidate must pursue his/her course of college study within the academic year of the scholarship grant. Any deviation will result in forfeiture.
UNICO Foundation, Inc. through this program, seeks students of outstanding merit who show appreciation for the value of an education and who are willing to achieve success. It is to be noted further, along with the maintenance of the required college scholastic standards as a condition precedent in awarding the scholarship, the National Director of Scholarships and UNICO Foundation Trustees reserve unto themselves the right to cancel or otherwise terminate a grant at any time an awardee, in their opinion, directly or indirectly 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.
In addition to the standards for consideration and eligibility previously listed, applications will be judged on citizenship, leadership, character, community service, and commitment.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
1. Online degree programs are not eligible for UNICO scholarships.
2. The scholarship must be applied to the 2018-2019 academic year.
3. A recipient must submit the scholarship agreement, and a bursar’s receipt confirming enrollment, prior to payment of award.
4. Only the winners will be notified. Results will be posted on the UNICO National Website: www.unico.org
5. Recipients are required to submit a photo upon notification.
Number of Awards4
Total Amount Awarded$24,000
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