Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) announced this week that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded June 9 at its annual Legislative Conference Day.
“Given the high costs of college, every opportunity must be made by local students and their working families to meet their required expenses with scholarships as well as with student loans, available financial aid, and personal contributions,” Miller said in a prepared statement. “I highly recommend that our area’s students apply to the conference for these prestigious scholarships so that they may hopefully secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible.”
This year, the Italian-American State Legislators Conference will be awarding four $2,000 scholarships to four current or future college students from New York state. Eligibility will be based upon the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.
The conference is a bipartisan organization of Assembly and state Senate members who are actively involved in promoting and celebrating the state’s Italian-American community. The conference mission is to work hard to elevate and highlight Italian-American contributions to New York and beyond, in all aspects of society, including literature, the arts, architecture and politics. The conference also tries to dispel negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans.
“Our conference is very proud of our role in promoting higher education and assisting students in reaching their academic goals and full potential for future success in the global marketplace,” Miller continued. “This year’s recipients will be invited to Albany to receive their scholarship awards in June.”
Area students may request an application by contacting Miller’s office at (718) 805-0950.