The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington, DC Area (AMHS) awards two scholarships each year. The scholarship winners are expected to use the scholarship for the following academic year. Scholarship awards not used during the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters are not transferable to the following academic year. Each scholarship is worth $4000.
- Be a member of the AMHS or have a parent, grandparent, or guardian with an active AMHS membership. Non-members who are thinking of applying may join through our website. The membership rate for students (high school and college) is $20.00 per year.
- Be enrolled in, or accepted for admission and planning to attend, an accredited college or university located within a fifty-mile radius of Washington, DC, or have a permanent residence within a fifty-mile radius of Washington, DC. Or be enrolled in the final year (senior year) of an accredited high school.
- Have a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Students whose grading system is pass/fail are welcome to apply.
- Be pursuing a major or minor in Italian or Italian Studies, if enrolled in an accredited college or university.
- Have taken, or be taking, at least one course in Italian or Italian studies, if enrolled as a fourth-year student (senior) in an accredited high school.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
- Not have won the AMHS scholarship in any prior year.
- Applicants must submit an online application before 11:59 PM of March 31, 2022.
- Applicants must also submit all required documents online before 11:59 PM of March 31, 2022.
- Required documents include all relevant transcripts, a resume, and one (1) letter of recommendation.
- Resume must be recent and updated and include academic achievement, awards received, extracurricular involvement, and work experience.
The AMHS Scholarship Committee is composed of Ray LaVerghetta (Chairman), Andrea Balzano, Peter Bell, Lucio D’Andrea, Romeo Sabatini, and Lourdes Tinajero.