CCF Scholarship Spotlights

The Foundation awards scholarships to students of Italian heritage who can demonstrate financial need and have shown success in their studies and involvement with their communities.

Graduating from school is an achievement that has a profound impact on a student’s life and the lives of their families. We ensure that Italian American students of great promise have the financial support they need to graduate through our CCF Scholarship Program. Read on below for the stories of some of our scholars.

Meet Gianpiero
Arnone

Even before the pandemic, Gianpiero spent his time volunteering his time to mix both of his passions: basketball and helping people.

Meet Bree
Parker

Bree graduated Spring 2021 from Cornell University with a Statistical Science major and three minors

In the coming weeks, CCF plans to roll out more spotlights on some of our scholarship recipients and their successes. Should you have any questions or are interested in participating, please reach out to Madi at mrathkamp@columbuscitizens.org or Michelle at msantoro@columbuscitizens.org.

Meet Maria
Calise

Maria’s aspiration in life is to become an attorney for her own firm and exonerate the wrongly accused

Meet John
Schiano

While being extremely school oriented, John’s favorite thing is to give back and raise money to help others