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2022 Essay Topic

The 2022 essay topic was:  “What parallels can you draw between the challenges faced by early Italian immigrants coming to the USA in the late 1800s/early 1900s and those faced by immigrants coming to the USA today? What lessons might be learned from the experiences of those early immigrants that could help today’s immigrants?”

August 4, 2022
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Brendan Elliott 2022

Comparing Harsh Working Conditions for Latin and Italian American Immigrants – Italian immigrants migrated to the United States en masse from the late 1800s until the 1920s. Despite the promise of prosperity in America, Italian immigrants faced significant challenges upon arrival to the nation. One of the most difficult challenges endured by Italians was poor…

August 3, 2022
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August 2022

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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Charles (Buck) Corasaniti

Studiosi della Fondazione VI A key objective of the LIL Foundation’s La Famiglia Scholarship Program is to support the next generation of Italian-American leaders as they continue to demonstrate the contributions that continue to be made by individuals of Italian descent.  This is the sixth in a series featuring past scholarship awardees fulfilling that objective. “It’s part…

August 1, 2022
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July 2022

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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Brianna Collacchi

Studiosi della Fondazione V A key objective of the LIL Foundation’s La Famiglia Scholarship Program is to support the next generation of Italian-American leaders as they continue to demonstrate the contributions still being made by individuals of Italian descent.  This is the fifth in a series featuring past scholarship awardees fulfilling that objective. “Dreams do…

July 1, 2022
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June 2022

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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Brooke Lorber

Studiosi della Fondazione IV  A key objective of the LIL Foundation’s La Famiglia Scholarship Program is to support the next generation of Italian-American leaders as they continue to demonstrate the contributions still being made by individuals of Italian descent.  This is the fourth in a series featuring past scholarship awardees fulfilling that objective. Our Foundation…

June 1, 2022
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May 2022

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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Note from Tony Montcalmo May 2022

Studiosi della Fondazione III We hope you have been following our series on past Little Italy Foundation La Famiglia Scholarship Recipients.  A key objective of our Program is to support the next generation of Italian-American leaders as they demonstrate the contributions still being made by individuals of Italian descent.  We see, throughout history, the names…

May 1, 2022
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