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Ceretto announces Italian-American scholarships for students

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Tue, Apr 7th 2015 07:00 am

Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators will be awarding academic and athletic scholarships to current or future college students.

"With college tuition costs rising, it's important that students take advantage of the countless scholarship opportunities our state offers," Ceretto said. "The Italian-American scholarship allotment of $2,500 provides needed support for students facing heavy financial burdens after graduation."

Four students will be awarded scholarships: two for academic accomplishments and two for athletic and extracurricular endeavors. Students applying for the academic scholarship must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.5, and students applying for the athletic scholarship must be involved in organized sports or participate in extracurricular activities in their community.

"We need to reward and recognize the students who maintain stellar grade-point averages and stay active in their communities. I will be sure to spread the word to local school districts of the generous scholarships the Italian-American state legislators offer," Ceretto said.

To request applications, email [email protected] or call 716-282-6062. Pick up an application at Ceretto's district office, 800 Main St., Suite 2C, Niagara Falls. Email or send completed applications to Ceretto's district office by April 27.

Forms can be downloaded here:

>>Academic scholarship

>>Athletic scholarship

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