Amici Italiani Scholarships

If you have questions about the Scholarships, please contact Carol Hines at coodhines1@gmail.com.

The Amici Italiani Scholarship was created to honor and promote the values of scholastic achievement and Italian-American heritage in Wayne County, Ohio by providing financial assistance to students attending post-secondary schools in pursuit of their career and educational goals. The scholarship is based on merit and academic promise, not financial need. Although preference is given to applicants of Italian heritage, anyone may apply.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Wayne County, Ohio resident.
  • Must be accepted as a full-time traditional or non-traditional student in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited post secondary institution for the fall semester/quarter of 2014.
  • Must be pursuing an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a one-year certification program.

Awards Available:

  • Up to four (4) renewable $1,000 scholarships to be awarded annually.

Awarded on basis of:

  • Academic performance.
  • Career objectives, potential commitment, and abilities of the applicant with the significant contribution to their chosen field of study.
  • Community Service involvement.

Deadline:

April 15, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

» Applicationpdf

Application Process:

  • Completed application (and supporting documents) postmarked by deadline.
  • A 250 word essay explaining why applicant should receive an Amici Italiani Scholarship that includes:
    • Academic Goals
    • Planned Major
    • Time requirements for certificate, diploma, or degree
    • Career Goals
    • Italian Heritage (if applicable)
  • ACT or SAT score report.
  • High school transcript (for prospective students) or college transcripts (for current college students).
  • A completed, signed, and dated Scholarship Agreement form.
  • A recent photo (head and shoulders view) to be used for news release.
  • The Amici Italiana Scholarship Committee will review all qualified applications and recommend award recipients based on merit and academic promise to the Amici Italiani Board of Directors, who will make the final approval of the scholarship awards.
  • Scholarship awardees will be notified by May 15, 2014.

Notice: It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application materials and supporting documents are postmarked/received by the application deadline.

2014-15 Winners

Carly vanTol
Finalist  
Name Carly vanTol
Father Kim vanTol
Mother Trish vanTol
High School Triway
HS Grad Year 2013
College University of Akron
Major B.S. in Nursing
Thomas DiFilippo
Finalist  
Name Thomas DiFilippo
Father Alex DiFilippo
Mother Susan DiFilippo
High School Wooster
HS Grad Year 2014
College Miami of Ohio University
Major Biology
Alyson Schar
Finalist  
Name Alyson Schar
Father Jeff Schar
Mother Lynette Schar
High School Smithville
HS Grad Year 2014
College Malone University
Major Middle Childhood Education
Dreya Holmes
Finalist  
Name Dreya Holmes
Father Donna Lee Holmes
Mother Jerome Holmes
High School Wooster
HS Grad Year 2014
College Kent State University
Major Electron Media Production

Past Winners

2013-14 Winners

Kaitlyn Martin
Finalist  
Name Kaitlyn Martin
Father Mark Martin
Mother Shelly Martin
High School Triway
HS Grad Year 2013
College Ashland University
College Grad Year 2017
Medicine Middle Grades Education
Alexandria Massaro
Finalist  
Name Alexandria Massaro
Father Steven Massaro
Mother Kristen Massaro
High School Smithville
HS Grad Year 2012
College University of Akron
College Grad Year 2016
Medicine Education
Erin Johnson
Finalist  
Name Erin Johnson
Father Erik Johnson
Mother Rose Johnson
High School Wooster
HS Grad Year 2013
College Cedarville University
College Grad Year 2017
Medicine Engineering
Lauren Yacapraro
Finalist  
Name Lauren Yacapraro
Father Tony Yacapraro
Mother Michelle Yacapraro
High School Triway
HS Grad Year 2012
College Bowling Green State University
College Grad Year 2016
Medicine Dietetics

2012-13 Winners

Emma Fiorita
Finalist  
Name Emma Fiorita
Father Vincent L Fiorita
Mother Larisa L. Fiorita
High School Wooster
HS Grad Year 2011
College University of Dayton
College Grad Year 2015 with additional post-graduate work
Medicine Pre-Medicine
Nathaniel Head
Finalist  
Name Nathaniel Head
Father Dan Head
Mother Shelly Head
High School Wooster
HS Grad Year 2012
College Belmont
College Grad Year 2016
Medicine Song Writing
Alexandria Massaro
Finalist  
Name Alexandria Massaro
Father Steven Massaro
Mother Kristen Massaro
High School Smithville
HS Grad Year 2012
College University of Akron
College Grad Year 2016
Medicine Education
Katie Wellin
Finalist  
Name Katie Wellin
Father Scott Wellin
Mother Kelly Wellin
High School Dalton
HS Grad Year 2012
College Kent State
College Grad Year 2016
Medicine Education
Lauren Yacapraro
Finalist  
Name Lauren Yacapraro
Father Tony Yacapraro
Mother Michelle Yacapraro
High School Triway
HS Grad Year 2012
College Bowling Green State University
College Grad Year 2016
Medicine Dietetics

2011-12

The 2011-12 Amici Italiani Scholarships were awarded to five local college students. They are: Tesha Collins, 2011 Triway High School graduate, who will attend the University of Akron and study accounting/social services; Blake Doty, 2006 Waynedale graduate, senior at University of Akron, majoring in business and marketing management; Peter DiFilippo, 2010 graduate of Wooster High School and a junior at the University of Akron/Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in the accelerated M.S./M.D. program and also is a natural science major; Natalie Fry, 2010 Triway graduate, a sophomore at John Carroll University, studying biology/pre-med; and Jesse Massaro, a 2011 Triway graduate, who will attend Ohio State University to study theater and journalism.

2010-11

The 2010-11 Amici Italiani Scholarship were awarded to four area students. Two students were in high school and two others were currently enrolled in college.

Students awarded scholarships were: Peter DiFilippo, of Wooster High School. DiFilippo attended the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine’s six-year B.S./M.D. program. Lara Ginsburg, a student at Malone University, was majoring in organizational management. Blake Doty, a business management/nursing student at the University of Akron, received a scholarship. The final recipient was Natalie Fry, a student at Triway High School who planned to study biology/pre-med at John Carroll University.