Elementary School Grant Program
The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s Elementary School Grant Program was established in 2003 at the directive of past Foundation President Lawrence Auriana and was implemented by former board member Richard J. Naclerio. The grants are available to students who will be entering grades K through 8. The grants, while generous, provide assistance towards tuition but will not cover payment for all school costs.
If you are interested in applying for a grant, please take a moment to learn about our requirements and the grant process.
Eligibility - Students who are of Italian descent and who are from households where the total gross income does not exceed $20,000 per capita are eligible. Only students entering grades K through 8 are eligible to apply.
Process - The applications of families that qualify for financial aid are then sent to the Columbus Citizens Foundation. A committee reviews and evaluates the applications and asks applicants and their families to visit the Foundation for a mandatory interview. Approximately a month after all interviews have been held, the committee decides which applicants will be awarded scholarships. Notification is made by mail.
The Columbus Citizens Foundation offers scholarships in memory of their ancestors, who came to America to build better lives for themselves and their families, and in the hope that future generations of Italian-Americans will honor those who came before them by upholding the values of love of country, love of family and a tireless work ethic.
How To Apply
The application deadline for scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year has passed. Please check back in December 2013 for the applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.