College Scholarship Program

Please note, we are no longer taking applications for College for the 2021-2022 school year.


  • Students who are of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian)
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Households where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per capita ($25,000 per person in the household) are eligible. For example, for a household of four, the maximum total gross income is $100,000 to be eligible.
  • Only seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in Fall 2021 are eligible. Students who are already in college are NOT eligible to receive a CCF college scholarship.
  • Students must  be citizens of the United States or residents of same status. 


  1. To be considered for a CCF college scholarship, an online application and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline that contains detailed and confidential personal information.
  2. A Committee reviews and evaluates the applications.
  3. The Committee invites select applicants to visit the Foundation for a mandatory interview in the spring.
  4. Approximately one month after all interviews have been held, the committee decides which applicants will be awarded scholarships.
  5. Parents/Guardians/Applicants are notified by mail of the committee’s decision.


  • Enroll in Italian Language course(s) if offered at enrolled school to fulfill their school’s language requirements.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. Transcripts must be submitted to CCF annually to record GPA.