The Angela Lastrico Raish Scholarship
Angela Lastrico Raish was an Italian American with roots in Camogli (Liguria). She and her husband, Bob (deceased), had made Alexandria, Virginia their home since the 1940’s. Angela had a 20-year, successful career as staff to Senator Pete V. Domenici at the U.S. Capitol. She had a lifelong interest in music — especially piano and voice — and she placed high value on education. Mrs. Raish was no stranger to the Casa Italiana Language School (CILS) and AMHS. She had studied at CILS, attended AMHS functions, and enjoyed friendships with several AMHS members.
“Music is for everyone. It is a language we can all understand. It lifts the soul.”
– Angela Lastrico Raish
The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, and undergraduate or graduate students attending accredited colleges, universities, and music institutes in the United States who are majoring or minoring in any aspect of music. Awardee(s) will receive a $2,500 scholarship to be used in the following academic year. It is to be determined if there will be one or multiple awards each year.