Raia Announces Scholarship Opportunity for Long Island Students

February 27, 2018

Today, Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I – East Northport) is reminding current and future college students that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $3,000 scholarships. Applications are due by Monday, April 16 and will be awarded in June at the conference’s Annual Legislative Conference Day.

“In the past few years, we’ve seen an astronomical increase in the cost of college tuition. It is important that we continue to provide opportunities such as these scholarships to help young adults in the community,” said Raia. “As always, I would like to thank my colleagues in the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators for joining me in this commitment of furthering students’ access to higher education.”

Awarded to four current or future college students from New York State, these scholarships will be based on student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community and individual financial need. The Assemblyman James D. Conte Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to two students for their academic success, while the Sen. John J. Marchi Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to student-athletes for their athletic abilities.

The Italian-American conference is a bipartisan organization of New York State Assembly and Senate members who are actively involved in promoting and celebrating the state’s Italian-American community. The conference mission is to elevate and highlight Italian-American contributions to the state of New York and beyond in all aspects of society, including literature, the arts, architecture and politics. The conference also tries to dispel negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans.

Applications for residents of the 12th Assembly District can be obtained by contacting Raia’s district office at 631-261-4151, emailing raiaa@assembly.state.ny.us or by visiting the offices at 75 Woodbine Ave. Second Floor, Northport, NY or 198 State St. Albany, NY LOB 635. Please mail or hand deliver applications to the district office at Woodbine Ave. and mail applications to the Albany office.