To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following: Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established; or Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.”
Italian Catholic Federation First year scholarships in the amount of $400 will be awarded to approximately 150 applicants. First year scholarship winners are eligible for second, third, and fourth year awards of $500, $600, and $1,000 respectively. Applications will be judged and evaluated on: Scholastic Achievement – Total cumulative GPA (3½ years) and class rank; Financial Need; Leadership Role; Extracurricular Activities and Charitable Efforts; and Family Membership/Activities in the I.C.F. (if applicable). Since 1964, the Italian Catholic Federation has awarded over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships to more than 6,000 high school students, of the Catholic faith, attending college.