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Ian Hughes

Recent global events remind us of the importance of protecting our values and our way of life.  The LIL Foundation can claim a small role in helping in that protection by supporting the education of our scholarship recipients! For example, Ian Hughes, son of Celeste and William (Bill) Hughes, both loyal and hard working Lodge…

April 10, 2022
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April 2022

From the Desk of Paul R. Rao Ph.D, President of the Scholarship Foundation Notification of an additional Named Scholarship for this Application Period:It is an honor and a pleasure to announce that under the leadership of Board Chair, Vince Piscopo, The Scholarship Foundation has authorized that an additional $3,000 scholarship will be offered during this…

April 1, 2022
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Victoria Tully

Scholarship Awardee Victoria (Tori) Tully was the recipient, in 2017, of one of the inaugural Jerome & Angela Elliott La Famiglia Scholarships.  Sponsored by her Mother, Donna Tully, Tori was a rising Senior at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). In 2018, she received her dual Bachelor degrees in Medical Anthropology and Global Health…

March 27, 2022
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March 2022

Scholarship News From the LIttle Italy Ldoge OSIA #2286 Foundation Inc EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED IN 2022– The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $33,000 (3 named scholarships for $6,000 and 3 for $5,000) for the 2022-2023 academic year. These awards assist individuals of Italian descent in…

March 1, 2022
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February 2022
From the Desk of Paul R. Rao PhD, President of the Little Italy Scholarship Foundation Mille Grazie:   It gives me the most sincere Italian American and Little Italy pride and thanksgiving to announce that your Lodge Scholarship Foundation recently received a check for $20,000 from the Carl T. Julio Family Trust to finalize his pledge...
February 1, 2022
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January 2022
From the Desk of Foundation President, Paul R. Rao PhD   2022 Scholarship Update:   The little Italy Lodge Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors has approved the following: The Scholarship Foundation will offer 6 Scholarships totaling $33,000- three named scholarships for $6,000 and 3 additional scholarships for $5,000. The 2022 Scholarship Application will be available...
January 1, 2022
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December 2021
From The Desk of Paul R. Rao PhD, President of The Little Italy Scholarship Foundation In Memoriam: Anthony Verdecchia:  May our esteemed Little Italy Lodge Brother Rest In Peace.  The Scholarship Foundation wishes to express its most sincere sympathy to the Verdecchia Famiglia over the sudden and horrible loss of Anthony “Tony” V. on November...
December 5, 2021
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October 2021

Call for A WebMaster: The Little Italy Foundation’s At Large Committee’s (ALC) Swiss Army Knife, aka Chris Pisano, who in 2019 designed and implemented our popular Foundation’s web site, littleitalyfoundation.org, is stepping down as our webmaster and will be focusing on leading the scholarship evaluation committee.  If you would like to be a part of…

October 5, 2021
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Gabriella Lasek 2021

Our Italian Heritage, Culture and Pride –  In 1916, my great-great grandfather, Giovanni Amato, packed his suitcase with the few clothes he owned, stuffed his pockets with all the money that he had saved, kissed his dear mother goodbye, and boarded a ship for America…the land of opportunity. Giovanni had a dream like so many…

April 12, 2021
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Brendan Elliott 2021

Frances Xavier Cabrini, otherwise known as Mother Cabrini, was an Italian-American immigrant who dedicated her life to the assistance of other Italian-American newcomers who were undergoing the often-difficult experience of immigrating to the United States. Born in Italy, Cabrini founded a missionary with several other women. She was then directed by Pope Leo XIII in…

April 12, 2021
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