Applications become available near the end of each calendar year and must be submitted by May of the following year. Applications may be downloaded from this website and are also available in paper format at the Little Italy Lodge (905 East Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202). The awards are announced in June for the upcoming academic year.
The applicant evaluation procedures take into consideration academic achievement, the expected family contribution toward the cost of education and the quality of an essay provided by the applicant. The application evaluation process is completed without the evaluators being aware of the names of the applicants and sponsors until after the awards are fully evaluated and rated. Further information regarding the application process may be found on the current application form.
The Foundation encourages any suggestions to enhance its operations. These suggestions should be submitted to the Chairperson of the Board.