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January 2023 – From the Desk of Chris Pisano
Little Italy Lodge Foundation 2023 Scholarship The 2023 Scholarship Application is available here online at our https://littleitalyfoundation.org/application/ website (also click on the Application menu button). The 2023 Essay Question is: “With each generation, elements of our traditional Italian heritage tend to fade due to neglect, heritage blending and other changes. Many families have traditions rooted...
January 5, 2023
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October 2022 – From the Desk of Christopher Pisano

As I reflect on my time on the Little Italy Lodge Scholarship Foundation Board, I admire how far we have come. From a small scrappy team that got the job done to now being able to support students with over $30,000 a year in scholarships is quite remarkable. I am so proud to be a…

October 2, 2022
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September 2022 – From the Desk of Chris Pisano

Each 2022 LaFamiglia scholarship applicant was required to produce a 500 word essay on a topic of current interest as a major component of the application. We will feature a winning essay each month, and this month’s essay was written by Madelin McLean. Madelin was the recipient of the Mattricciani/Vondersmith Scholarship. The essay topic was:…

September 2, 2022
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August 2022 – From the Desk of Chris Pisano

From the Desk of Chris Pisano, President of the Foundation Operations Team: Each 2022 LaFamiglia scholarship applicant was required to produce a 500 word essay on a topic of current interest as a major component of the application. We will feature a winning essay each month, and this month’s essay was written by Brendan Elliott….

August 3, 2022
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July 2022 – From The Desk of Vince Piscopo

From The Desk of Vince Piscopo, Chairman of the Board: It is my pleasure to update the Little Italy Lodge on a few important changes and announcements regarding your Foundation. The Board of Directors met on Wednesday June 22 and made several significant appointments and decisions. The Board of Directors has voted to: Rename the…

July 1, 2022
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June 2022 – From the Desk of Paul R. Rao PhD

From The Desk of the President of The Little Italy Scholarship Foundation Tasting Tour of Italy: A shout out to the Foundation’s Tasting Tour of Italy Team that hosted a fun and innovative celebration on Sunday April 24 held in St. Leo’s School Hall. Tim Elliott led the fundraising effort with a superb Committee including…

June 1, 2022
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May 2022 – From the Desk of Paul R. Rao PhD

From the Desk of Paul R. Rao PhD, President of the Scholarship Foundation The Anthony “Tony” Verdecchia Memorial Scholarship Update:  Due to the generosity of many donors, The Anthony “Tony” Verdecchia Memorial Scholarship has increased to $3,500.  This tribute scholarship will be offered during this coming academic year.  These additional dollars bring our total Scholarship…

May 2, 2022
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April 2022 – From the Desk of Paul R. Rao PhD

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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March 2022 – From The Desk of Tony Montcalmo
Scholarship News From the Little Italy Lodge 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
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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