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. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois.
-Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent
-Live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established (applicants of non-Italian descent are eligible if their parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation)
-Minimum 3.2 GPA
First-year scholarship winners are eligible for second, third, and fourth-year awards.
Applications are judged on:
-Scholastic Achievement – (3½ year accumulative GPA and class rank)
-Faculty Recommendation and Character Reference
-Extracurricular Activities and Charitable Efforts
-Family Membership/Activities in the I.C.F. (if applicable)