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Requirements

To qualify for consideration, students must meet all of the following requirements: be of Italian-American heritage, have a permanent home within 50 miles of the Washington, DC area, be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college in the United States, and have a demonstrated financial need.

Please view application instructions here. You can download the application form here.

Committee Members

Scholarship Committee Chairman
John DeZinno
Applicant Screening Committee Members
Anthony Cancelosi, Loreto Clavelli, John Dovi, Vito Germinario, Francesco Isgro, Sabatino Leo, Charles Russo, Jerry Truman
Investment Committee Chairman
Damian Gallina
Investment Committee Members
Arthur Del Buono, Vincenzo Fragomeni

2020 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), has awarded $60,000 in undergraduate scholarships to these deserving Italian American students. The Lido Civic Club, a group of Italian American professional men, was founded in 1929. It has awarded over $800,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Dominic Allegra
Dominic is graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School in Virginia. His paternal and maternal grandparents emigrated from Sicily and Naples, respectively. He is a senior at George Mason University.
Matthew Fairbanks
Matthew is the recipient of the Madeline and Antonio Germinario Scholarship. Matthew is a graduate of Urbana High School in Maryland. He is a senior at The Catholic University and plans to major in Electrical Engineering. His great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania. This scholarship is funded by Lido member and Past Lido Civic Club man of the year, Vito Germinario.
Nicole Fairbanks
Nicole is the recipient of the Domenic F. Antonelli, Jr. Scholarship. She is a graduate of Urbana High School in Maryland, and is now sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh with double major in Neuroscience and psychology; Nicole's great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania. This scholarship is named for Domenic Antonelli, who was a Lido Civic Club member for 30 years. Nick provided a significant financial contribution to help establish our scholarship fund.
Stephanie Farace
Stephanie is a graduate of Glenelg High School. She is a freshman at the University of Maryland College Park. Her Italian roots are in Alatri, Lazio and Roseto Valfortore, Puglia.
Patrizia Manziano
Patrizia is a graduate from Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia. She is a junior at Notre Dame University, pursuing a major in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her Italian roots on her father’s side are from Salerno, Campania.
Alyssa Marinaccio
Alyssa is a junior at the East Stroudsburg University. She graduated from Damascus High Schoool. Her Italian roots or her mother’s side hail from Sicily.
Gaia Mirien
Gaia is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a Senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a double major in Communications and Psychology. Her Italian roots are on her maternal side from Vicenza, Veneto.
Asa Nugent
Asa is a freshman at Northern Virginia Community College. His Italian roots through are in Campania and Basilicata regions.
Chiara O'Neill
Chiara is the recipient of the Gastone Monticelli Memorial Scholarship; Chiara is a graduate of Fairfax High School in Virginia and is a Junior at Drexel University, majoring in mechanical engineering and computer science. Her Italian roots are from Naples, Sicily, Abruzzi, and Molise. This scholarship is funded by Lido member Claudio Monticelli.
Manuel Rettore
Manuel is a graduate of the James Hubbert Blake High School. He is a freshman at Muhlenberg College. His Italian roots are in the Veneto and Campania regions.
Paul Russo
Paul is a graduate of Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia. He is a junior at Liberty University. His Italian roots though his father are from Rome, Lazio.
Sofia Sergi
Sofia is a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. She is a freshman at Catholic University. Her Italian roots through her parents are from Sicily and Campania.
Dominico Toscano
Dominico is a graduate of Margruder High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. He is a junior at the University of Delaware and majoring in finance and entrepreneurship. His father was born in Messina, Sicily.
Angelo Tundo
Angelo is a senior at the University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business - His Italian roots are on his father’s side from the Chieti province in Abruzzi. He is the recipient of the Angelo Caputo and Frank Trimboli Scholarship named after late Lido Club President Angelo Caputo and lido member Frank Trimboli.

2019 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), has awarded $60,000 in undergraduate college scholarships to these deserving Italian American students. The Lido Civic Club, a group of Italian American professional men, was founded in 1929. It has awarded over $697,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Domenic Allegra
Domenic is a graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School in Va. His paternal and maternal grandparents emigrated from Sicily and Naples, respectively. He will be a junior at George Mason University.
Bridget Bagileo
Bridget is a graduate of St. Vincent Palloti High School in Md. and will be a senior at Catholic University with a major in Classical Humanities and Italian. Her paternal great-grandparents came from Avellino near Naples.
Cameron Benedetto
Cameron is a graduate of Acellus Academy and will be attending James Madison University where he plans to major in information sciences and technology. His grandfather emigrated from Puglia.
Chiara D'Andrea
Chiara is a graduate of the Sidwell Friends School and will be attending Tufts University where she plans to major in interational relations. Her grandparents came from the Abruzzo and Molise region.
Nina Dorsett
Nina is a graduate of Northern High School in Owings, Md. She will be a sophomore at Catholic University. Her mother was born in Pescara, Abruzzo and her father’s family is from Fiumedinisi, Sicily.
Matthew Fairbanks
Matthew is a graduate of Urbana High School in Md. He will be a sophomore at The Catholic University and plans to major in Electrical Engineering. His great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania.
Nicole Fairbanks
Nicole is a graduate of Urbana High School in Md and will be attending the University of Pittsburgh. Her great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania.
Patrizia Manziano
Patrizia ia a graduate from Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va., This fall she will be a sophomore at Notre Dame University, pursuing a major in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her Italian roots on her father’s side are from Salerno, Campania.
Gaia Mirien
Gaia is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., where she studied AP Italian. This fall she will be a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a double major in Communications and Psychology. Her Italian roots are on her maternal side from Vicenza, Veneto.
Chiara O'Neill
Chiara is a graduate of Fairfax High School in Va. This fall, she will be as sophomore a Drexel University, majoring in mechanical engineering and computer science. Her Italian roots are from Naples, Sicily, Abruzzo, and Molise.
Domenico Toscano
Domenico is a graduate of Magruder High School in Montgomery County, MD, and will be a sophomore at the University of Delaware. He is majoring in finance and is an analyst with the school's Blue Hen Investment Club. His father was born in Messina, Sicily.
Angelo-Gabriele Tundo
Angelo, who was home-schooled, will be a junior at the University of Maryland this fall. His Italian roots are on his father's side from the Chieti province in Abruzzo.