About the Scholarship

The Italian-American Chamber of Commerce Scholarship opportunity to full-time students, residents of the State of Illinois, of Italian ancestry. The student who is between the last year of high school and the last year of a fully accredited 4 year college or university, will obtain this benefit. A student must have a good moral character and scholastic achievement and must maintain the minimum GPA as specified by the official website.


How to Apply?

  • In order to apply for this scholarship award, an applicant must complete an online application.

  • A letter including a biographical account of themselves, an explanation of their Italian ancestry and their reason for wanting the scholarship and to what purpose they plan to use it.

  • A student must give two letters of recommendation, one must be from a teacher and another from their counselor.

  • Also, he/she is required to provide the most recent transcript of school credits available.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship award amount is $1000 given to any number of eligible applicants.

The scholarship deadline is fixed on July 31st, 2019.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a resident of the State of Illinois.

  • The applicant must have at least one parent with an Italian ancestry.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited four-year university or college as a full-time student between the last year of high school and last year of college.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale / 4.5 on a 5.0 point scale.