The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) is proud to offer the John Fischetti Scholarship, awarded to students who are of 50% or more of Italian ancestry and have been accepted into or enrolled in an undergraduate degree program majoring in journalism or media communications. Competitive applicants must be of 50% or more of Italian ancestry, pursuing a degree in journalism or communications, and have demonstrated academic achievement. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their Italian heritage, academic achievement, involvement in school and non-school activities, and the quality of their JCCIA John Fischetti Scholarship application. Applicants must submit proof of being admitted to and/or enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education.
Applicants are required to submit a JCCIA John Fischetti scholarship application and required documents as indicated on the application form. Required documents include a 500-word essay, self-photo, copy of the applicant’s transcripts (high school and or college), proof of college acceptance/admittance or current college transcript, two recommendation letters, and any published writings print or digital. All items must be submitted by the deadline application date as one digital pdf file to the given email address.