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IAHS Scholarship Application Guidelines

"What My Italian Heritage Means To Me"

The Italian American Heritage Society (IAHS) is once again offering its annual scholarship program.  This year we are providing two (2) $1,000 scholarships for two college students.  The students must be already enrolled in college or a high school senior accepted at a college.  The two winners must be able to present their essays at the

June 9, 2024 general meeting of the Italian American Heritage Society that is held in the Parish Hall at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church located at 1730 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, Alabama 35209.




  • Applicant must be a relative of a dues paying member of the IAHS of Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Applicant must be a high school senior accepted at a college or a college student.

  • Applicant must submit a cover letter with a resume that includes the following:​​

    • his or her name, age, USPS mailing address, email, cell phone number, current year in school, name of high school attended or currently attends, school and community activities, the name of the relative who is a member of IAHS, the last four digits of his/her Social Security number (this number will be used to identify the applicant's  essay for anonymous review by the selection committee.  The selection committee will not see the cover page, so please do not staple the cover page to the essay.)​

    • name and address of registrar of college currently attending or accepted to attend (payment of scholarship will be mailed directly to the school)

  • Applicant writes and submits an essay of at least two (2) pages (typed, Times Roman, 12", double-spaced) explaining the topic, "What My Italian Heritage Means to Me."

  • Deadline for submission is on or before May 31, 2024.

  • Mail scholarship applications to: 


      Italian American Heritage Society

      Scholarship Application

      P.O. Box. 381441

      Birmingham, AL. 35238 


   For questions contact:

     Jeanette Campisi

     Scholarship Chairperson 

     205 617-4961 



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