Palmesano Announces Italian-American State Legislators College Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano presenting last year’s Italian-American State Legislators Scholarship to James Burdette, currently a freshman on the SUNY Albany lacrosse team. Pictured from left to right are David Burdette, Mary Ellen Mattison, Martha Burdette, Scholarship winner James Burdette, and Assemblyman Palmesano.

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) recently announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for its annual college scholarships. Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded at the Italian-American State Legislators Annual Legislative Conference Day on June 9. Palmesano is encouraging eligible and interested students in the 132nd Assembly District to apply.

“The cost of a quality college education continues to rise year after year, preventing students from earning the education they deserve,” said Palmesano. “I encourage students from the 132nd Assembly District to apply for this scholarship. An opportunity like this can allow a young person to achieve their higher education goals and improve their quality of life.”

Of the four scholarships available, two will be awarded on the basis of academics and two on the basis of athletics. A student’s eligibility will be determined by their grade point average, interest in pursuing higher education, involvement in their local community and their financial need.

Interested students may request an application by contacting Palmesano’s office by phone at 607-776-9691 or by email at palmesanop@assembly.state.ny.us. Applications must be returned no later than Friday, May 2.

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators 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.