Little Italy Lodge La Famiglia Scholarship Program
The Little Italy Lodge’s La Famiglia Scholarship Program was established in 1999 to assist deserving members in good standing and their families who are striving to further their education by pursuing a college or university undergraduate degree.
The generosity of Lodge Members and other major donors such as the Confraternity of Saint Gabriel have resulted in the Program awarding 67 scholarships totaling over $193,000.00 since its inception.
The Program is pleased to announce that scholarship awards in the amount of $24,000.00 are being made for 2020 to the following 4 individuals:
Michaela Rusinko is the recipient of The Mattricciani/Vondersmith Scholarship in the amount of $8,000.00. She will be attending Loyola University of Chicago and plans to major in Nursing. She was sponsored by her grandfather, Lodge Member and Foundation Board Member John Rusinko.
Mia Lenzenweger is the recipient of The Jerome and Angela Elliott Scholarship in the amount of $8,000.00. She will be attending The University of North Carolina Wilmington and plans to double major in Marine Biology and Environmental Science. She was sponsored by her mother and Lodge Member Teresa Lenzenweger.
Madelin McLean was awarded a $4,000.00 scholarship and will be attending The University of South Carolina with a major in Sports and Entertainment Management. She was sponsored by her grandfather, Lodge Member and President of The Foundation, Dr. Paul R. Rao.
Isabella Keh was awarded a $4,000.00 scholarship and will be attending Towson University and plans to major in Dance. She was sponsored by her father and Lodge Member Roland Keh.
The Little Italy Lodge Foundation is extremely proud of these students and congratulates them on as well as the many individuals who have supported our scholarship program and made it the success that it is. This year we were able to double the award total from $12,000.00 in 2019 to $24,000.00 in 2020. We were pleased to receive 11 complete applications this year.
The four recipients with their sponsors and families will be invited to the Lodge when the Lodge will be permitted to host a monthly meeting, hopefully in August of 2020. The Lodge membership is eagerly anticipating resumption of our regular Lodge meetings and to also meet the 4 new scholarship awardees. Please congratulate these outstanding individuals!